Stephen Barnard continues to document the lives of the two American kestrels (Falco sparverius), named Boris and Natasha, who are nesting in a raptor cottage Stephen affixed to his garage. His descriptions are indented.
Here’s the male (the female is Natasha):
Boris taking off.
Also, here’s the video from which I took and cropped the frame—50% slow motion.
Also from a video; look at the beautiful tail pattern!
Natasha. I’m pretty sure they’re still incubating eggs. I’ve been observing them coming and going (with the remote camera) for hours, and I never see them bringing prey into the nest box.