On a positive note, the American Kestrel chicks have started to fledge and leave the confines of their nestbox. It is now 8:35 a.m. Friday morning and just in the last ten to fifteen minutes two more birds have taken the leap. Only two of the five chicks remain. There were four female and one male kestrel offspring and two females will be the last to leave. The nestbox is located on the north side of the NGPC headquarters building in Lincoln.
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