It was up to mother nature now !! To our delight our Kestrels have nested ! Mom laid her 1st egg April 26/2014 between 9am & 11am CDT, her 2nd egg April 28/2014 between 7am & 7pm CDT, her 3rd egg April 30/2014 between 6:40am & 5:42pm CDT, her 4th egg between May 1 & 2/2014 between 8:02pm & 6:23am CDT, her 5th egg between May 3 & 4/2014 between 6:58pm & 7:51am CDT. Dad Kestrel is also now helping incubate eggs.s
FK and MK will incubate their eggs for about 30 days. FK will do most of the incubating while MK will hunt and provide food for FK. Once hatched the young will stay in the nest for about 31 days.
On May 29/2014 between 6:55am & 3:46pm the first 2 eggs have hatched. May 30/2014 around 5:25am the 3rd egg hatched. by 4:09pm the 4th egg had hatched. All chicks doing well. 1 egg to go.