American Kestrel male perched near nest!

June 9, 2013 in American Kestrel

The Kestrel pair continue to be seen daily near and around the new 2013 nest location adjacent to the Duck Bridge in Lawrence.  According to Birds of North America,  incubation lasts usually around 27–30 days in the wild.  Incubation mostly by female. Male contribution varies with individuals; 84.8% and 88.6% of observations of incubating adults were females.  Male more apt to relieve female on sunny days than on heavily overcast days.

Stay tuned for chicks!