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    Kestrel Update 17-05-2020

    Sorry for longish post.
    For the 3rd morning on the trot the weather was overcast.

    Arrived and found the female like this, only odd glimpse of a chick for almost 45 minutes
    Kestrel 2020-96 by tblake2007, on Flickr

    Suddenly she left the nest and the male dropped in
    Kestrel 2020-97 by tblake2007, on Flickr

    He'd brought back a prey item, a bird.
    Kestrel 2020-98 by tblake2007, on Flickr

    Looks like pheasant chick
    Kestrel 2020-99 by tblake2007, on Flickr

    He seemed to have little idea how to feed the chicks and offered the whole thing to one of the chicks.
    Kestrel 2020-100 by tblake2007, on Flickr

    Of course the chick isn't yet capable of dealing with a prey item of this size so he dropped it in to the nest. If you look very carefully its possible to see there is 5 chicks.
    Kestrel 2020-101 by tblake2007, on Flickr

    Bit easier here
    Kestrel 2020-102 by tblake2007, on Flickr

    Female returned after a few minutes and put the bird in the larder
    Kestrel 2020-103 by tblake2007, on Flickr

    This angle you can see bird n the larder
    Kestrel 2020-106 by tblake2007, on Flickr

    Male watched me leave
    Kestrel 2020-107 by tblake2007, on Flickr
    Kestrel 2020-108 by tblake2007, on Flickr
    Canon 5D3, 7D2, 60D, Canon 70-200L f2.8 IS II, Canon 300 f4L IS, Canon 16-35 f4 L, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Canon 1.4 MkIII extender, Sigma AF 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM, Sigma 150-600 Contemporary, Tamron SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD, Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/16830751@N03/

    #2
    Great update Ant.

    Bill.
    7D, 400D, EF-S 15-85 f3.5/5.6, EF 100 f2.8 USM macro, Sigma 10-20 f4/5.6, Sigma 70-300 f4/5.6 APO, Sigma 50 f1.4, EF 28-90, EF 90-300, Sigma 150-600C, 430 EXll, Yongnuo 568 EX ll, Yongnuo Triggers, Yongnuo YN14-EX Ring Flash

    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94610707@N05/

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      #3
      Terrific! Thank you.
      John Liddle

      Backwell, North Somerset - "Where the cider apples grow"

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        #4
        Superb update , I was going to ask how many now ? ! I didn`t even spot that many eggs previously .

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          #5
          Great set Ant
          Trev

          Equipment - According to the wife more than a Camera Shop got

          Flickr:
          https://www.flickr.com/photos/trevb2639/

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            #6
            Originally posted by Lepus View Post
            Superb update , I was going to ask how many now ? ! I didn`t even spot that many eggs previously .
            Always difficult to see how many eggs there are. Think I did post an image that showed 5 but it wasn't easy to pick them out.

            Always nice to see them hatch.

            If all 5 fledge that's a great thing, largely depends on the adults being able to provide enough food.
            Canon 5D3, 7D2, 60D, Canon 70-200L f2.8 IS II, Canon 300 f4L IS, Canon 16-35 f4 L, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Canon 1.4 MkIII extender, Sigma AF 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM, Sigma 150-600 Contemporary, Tamron SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD, Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS
            https://www.flickr.com/photos/16830751@N03/

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              #7
              Thanks for comments.

              Hopefully more posts as time goes on.
              Canon 5D3, 7D2, 60D, Canon 70-200L f2.8 IS II, Canon 300 f4L IS, Canon 16-35 f4 L, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Canon 1.4 MkIII extender, Sigma AF 10-20mm f/3.5 EX DC HSM, Sigma 150-600 Contemporary, Tamron SP AF 70-300 F/4-5.6 Di VC USD, Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS
              https://www.flickr.com/photos/16830751@N03/

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                #8
                Great update Ant, thanks for sharing these
                Peter

                Feel free to browse my
                Website : www.peterstockton-photography.co.uk
                Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_original_st/

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                  #9
                  antoeknee, you are a star, the male not knowing how to feed the chicks, seems to me that is a male trait in most species.... thanks for the wonderful update.

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                    #10
                    Super Update Ant
                    Alex

                    EOS 5D Mk 1V EOS 7D Mk ii Lenses EFS 18-55mm EFS 55-250mm EF 50mm 24-105mm Sigma EX 70-200 Sigma 150-600c

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                      #11
                      Oh I am enjoying these, very envious.

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                        #12
                        Great update
                        Gary Cantwell LSINWP. ASINWP.

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                          #13
                          Agree with all the other comments. Looks as though the parents are going to be very busy.
                          http://www.cbnatureimages.co.uk

                          http://www.flickr.com/photos/101212171@N02/

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                            #14
                            Thanks for the nice update!
                            Railway Photographs - Steam Train Photographs

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                              #15
                              Superb shots
                              Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way

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