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Hey guys, this is Leonardo, the American Kestrel! He’s part of a project by Erin Wonder about the living conditions of birds in the wild, and I adopted him! You can find more information here!
EVERYBODY LOOK AT MY GOD DAMN BIRD ISN’T HE A COMPLETE DOLL
HE WAS BORN MAY 12TH AND HE’S SUCH A BABY I CAN’T TAKE IT MY HEART IS EXPLODING
oh the kestrel tag is killing me right now with all of these cute videos. Hi Leonardo, you are beyond precious <3333
Hey guys, does anyone remember a while back a Rockethub research project about american kestrels? Well since I’m a tiny little bit bird obsessed, I made a donation to help out, and today I received an email with my little bird’s photo, video and stats~ So well, this is Echo. She’s really talkative apparently. xD
She hatched on May 5, 2012 in a nest box south of Nampa, Idaho. She was banded on June 1 and fledged a few days later. Her physical characteristics are as follows:
Wing length: 140 mm
Tail length: 74 mm
Weight: 127 grams
Isn’t she adorable? <3
More precious babbus. This one makes noises omggggg
LOOK AT THIS PRECIOUS BABY
My baby kestrel adoptee from Erin Wonder’s awesome kestrel research project fundraiser! I actually got the e-mail about a week ago, but being negligent of my e-mail due to my OS getting wiped caused me to miss it.
It took so long to decide on a name for him that I did so right on the spot, but I finally settled on Harute because I love naming flying things after other flying things that I like. <3 He is so ENDEARING that I can’t stop looking at him.
This little guy appears to be way more zen than Pumpkin is!
Pumpkin hatched on May 11, 2012 in a nest box south of Nampa, Idaho. She was banded on June 6 and fledged a few days later. Her physical characteristics are as follows:
Wing length: 149 mm
Tail length: 81 mm
Weight: 149 grams
Isn’t she adorable? :D
Remember that Baby Kestrel fundraiser? Well I adopted one and Erin just sent me this video of her! I was going to name her Natasha, but she’s as round as a little pumpkin so I’m going to name her Pumpkin instead, lol!
My RocketHub research fundraiser is winding down and ends on May 5th, so I’m unveiling a TUMBLR SPECIAL for all of you who showed interest in my project but are on a tight budget (which, as a master’s student, I totally understand…)
For those of you who didn’t run across my last post, I am researching the effects of stress on the development of birds (specifically American kestrels) and need money for my analysis kits. And since RocketHub is a crowd-sourcing site, you receive unique gifts in exchange for donations.
So what is the TUMBLR SPECIAL and why do I keep typing it in all caps? Well, the TUMBLR SPECIAL is a limited offer (limited because my fundraiser ends in 17 days) where donating just $10 lets you ADOPT A BABY KESTREL! Like the ones in the pictures up above!
Adopting a baby kestrel means that in a few weeks, when the kestrels hatch and grow up, I will send you pictures, video, and stats on your baby bird, as well as its band number so you can check on its progress in the future. And you get to name it! Awesome!
So if you are interested in birds, science, conservation, or cute baby animals, check out my project here:
LORD HELP ME i want one of these babies. Don’t you?