Fuzzy wuzzy were five baby birds' head
June 10, 2024 1:49 PM   Subscribe

Kestrel live cam from Cornell Lab's Raptor Resource Project. See also the first Red-tailed Hawk fledgling to take flight this season and the female Kestrel feeding her chicks.
posted by spamandkimchi (7 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Heads! Heads plural. Not five birds with one head... Sheesh.
posted by spamandkimchi at 1:49 PM on June 10 [2 favorites]

posted by phunniemee at 2:00 PM on June 10 [4 favorites]

it works for me. Love bird cams love birds but I'm terrible at identification. Sure, Robin , sparrow, black bird, Cardinal and those crafty blue Jay's whosa observed they dominate a bird feeder space in a dialectic, two move in a third eats.

This pic cracks me up.
posted by clavdivs at 2:13 PM on June 10 [1 favorite]

Robert E. Fuller's Youtube feed has some really excellent high quality footage of European Kestrel cavity nests as well as owls and more. The nest defense footage is shockingly violent. I had no idea just how tooth and nail the fighting between predator species was.
posted by srboisvert at 2:41 PM on June 10

Ooh the baby falcons at the Berkeley tower are all grown up now (juveniles have brown fronts; their mother has white), so I was in need of a new nest of birds of prey. It doesn’t hurt that kestrels are cute.
posted by nat at 10:28 PM on June 10 [1 favorite]

I'll never pass up an opportunity to plug the University of Sheffield's Peregrine Cam in threads like this, but it's a little late in the year--this spring's set of chicks have already gotten their adult feathers and started taking short practice flights, and will be leaving the nest soon.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 1:44 AM on June 11 [1 favorite]

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