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Pictured is the kestrel with four chicks.

29 May 2018

Kestrel eggs hatch!

The pair of kestrels - that returned to their nest on campus several weeks ago - are now caring for four chicks!

The eggs began to hatch last week and so far four little feathery friends have been spotted. 

The University’s Senior Arborist Mark Hillman said: "All of the hatchlings are doing well, the male is bringing plenty of food, small birds and rodents. He eats half and drops off the leftovers for his family to finish off, she will eat all the tuff boney bits and feed the tender meat to the chicks."

The live stream of the nest can be found on the Sustainability Team’s YouTube channel. For more information on the kestrels at Loughborough, click here.