All the sites visited were over on the West Mainland. I met up with Marc and then we headed off to meet up with Brian to complete the team.
The first site was one I have ringed at before and had a Kestrel nest. This nest held five chicks, one more than last year.
|Female Kestrel chick|
|Male Kestrel chick|
The first nest held five chicks, four females and one male; the second nest held four chicks, three females and one male and the last nest held three chicks, two females and one that was too small to sex so was not ringed.
All the chicks were well developed and looking pretty healthy so there should be an excellent chance that they will all fledge.
Many thanks to Brian for taking us out and to Marc for the photos.