Today’s Watercolor – Kestrel

I had lots of fun last year when I saw a kestrel coming and going from a hole in the barn overhang. I stuck my head up in the hole and found four eggs. A few weeks later I took the ladder, stuck my head in again and found four little puff balls staring back at me.

I didn’t interfere with them, even though I SO wanted to grab one and raise it myself. But they did come out and they spent the rest of that season shrieking and calling to each other while the parents fed them. It was so wonderful and I so hoped they would come back this year… Alas. Maybe in the spring?


About Nancy J. Bailey

Artist, author, bad karaoke singer. Woodsy ragamuffin. Mom of a horse named Clifford who plays fetch and paints with watercolors. He visits libraries and schools with me, to promote literacy and making the world a better place. Yes, he is house trained, no, he doesn't live in my house! I have written three books about Clifford. But my newest book, THE NORTH SIDE OF DOWN, is co-written by my awesome sister Amanda, who has Down syndrome. Her unexpected one-liner wisecracks can always make me laugh. If you make me laugh, you've made my day!
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One Response to Today’s Watercolor – Kestrel

  1. Eirene says:

    What a great story! I wish some interesting bird would take up residence in MY barn. I just have a slew of barn swallows.


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