Wednesday, July 30, 2008

American Kestrel Watch in Littleton CO

July 2oth was the last day we observed a Kestrel on the nest or in the area. Our male Kestrel was on the eggs all day. It seems now though they have given up the ghost after over 109 days diligently incubating and turning unhitched eggs. It is incredible that they kept trying for almost 3 months longer than the normal 30 day gestation period. There are 2 eggs left in the box and we will remove them in due course.

This is a disappointing end to our Kestrel watch but we’ll have the cameras rolling again next year and hope our “more experienced” couple will return and try having a family again in 2009.

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