Lisa G Saw
These photos were taken of the kestrels at Woods Mill Nature Reserve (Sussex Wildlife Trust) during the spring of 2018. They set up a web came inside the nest box and I particularly enjoyed following the progress of the six kestrel chicks as they developed and eventually fledged. It was amazing that so many of them fledged, which was due to an abundance of food for them to hunt. I was very excited when I saw the first one that had fledged only hours later in the large oak tree nearby. It was flapping its wings in the trees and enjoying some practice flying sessions! It appears that fledging doesn't mean leaving home straight away, as they like to 'hang around' for a while!
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Woods Mill Photos