The Kestrels have now fledged, I had hoped to get a pictuire of them before they departed, unfortunately I'm too late. I hope a picture of them from the 27th June at just a week old will suffice.
Kestrels start incubating from the first or second egg, this leads to a staggered hatching and a marked range in chick weights. We estimated that the oldest here was around the week old. Despite fledging the parents are continuing to feed the young Kestrels, they have been seen flying into "The Rough". It is likely that the off spring will stay around for some time yet.
To avoid the weather I have moved the sheep up into the barn to keep them dry ready for shearing tomorrow. Went well until they were presented with a concrete floor, it's not something they've ever come across before! They're all settled in ok now though.
Reserves Manager at the Kingfishers Bridge wetland creation project in Cambridgeshire.