We'll be excited to start up the live stream again when nesting behavior begins!
Now, we estimate we are about a week and a half away from fledging!
A few days ago, we also captured the adult female and got her band number!
If the male seems gone often, it is because he is hunting.
Once he has a meal, the female flies out to grab it from him, and this often happens off-camera.
Fledging doesn't mean the nestlings are on their own, however.
The parents continue to feed and take care of them while they practice flying and hunting, and it's quite the dangerous time!
This box has fledged a total of 32 kestrels so far!
Keep an eye out for the next nesting season in 2018, which typically spans March - May in Idaho.
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