The first Kestrel chicks of the year were found today at a nest box on the Dingle Peninsula, and are just a few days old.
Kestrel nest box, Dingle Peninsula, with the chicks just visible near the front of the box (M.O'Clery. Photo taken under licence to NPWS).
More information and a short video clip of the chicks HERE, on the Irish Raptor Blog, and there should be some good footage from this site in the coming weeks.
Four Kestrel chicks, Dingle Peninsula, 9th May 2017 (M.O'Clery. Photo taken under licence to NPWS).