Kestrel Nest Box - Wallingford, Oxfordshire

You are watching a live feed of a Kestrel nest box located in the United Kingdom. Since 2015 the CEH has followed Kestrel nesting via live webcams, offering a glimpse into the breeding behavior of these birds of prey. For more information about the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology(CEH) please visit www.ceh.ac.uk.

Hatch/Fledge Timeline:
2018
1st egg laid 05/12/18
2017
1st egg was laid on 22nd April then 5th and final egg on May 2nd. All five Kestrel chicks hatched by May 29th. All 5 chicks fledged by June 27th.
2016
1st egg laid 05/02 2nd egg laid 05/04 3rd egg laid 05/07 4th egg laid 05/09 5th egg laid 05/11. All 5 chicks hatched by 06/07. One chick did not survive. On June 28th 4 Kestrel chicks were banded to help us to monitor the population across the country –about 2000 Kestrel chicks are banded in Britain each year.
2015
Nesting occurred in late April to early May. 5 eggs were laid. All chicks hatched by 29 May. Unfortunately all chicks subsequently died before fledging.

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Ardyth ~ TucsonKathy SicecreamJennBeryl Recent
Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

Good morning!!!!!!

Kathy S
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Kathy S

Good Morning Everyone — It’s been awhile since “charley” woke me up with a painful start to my day at 3:45 AM sad I am going to drink some electrolyte replenisher and eat a banana.

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

Hi Kathy….Charley is the worst!

icecream
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icecream

Good morning Beryl,Jenn. Ardyth, Kathy.
I said good morning but its not anything like that just strong winds and rain.
Today on the menu will be Aberdeen Angus beef joint plus roasted Fennel ,sprouts and horse radish sauce.
NO roasted potatoes. cry bigsmile

Kathy S
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Kathy S

Morning Ice — Sorry about the weather bigfrown Sunday dinner sounds tasty but sorry for no potatoes sad

icecream
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icecream

Good morning Kathy -I am getting used to going without potatoes hard at first but no trouble now.
One of the most painful things, hope your electrolyte works quickly. contentsmile

Kathy S
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Kathy S

I am glad you’ve adjusted to the potato-free diet contentsmile Thank you re: drinking the electrolyte replenisher. So far so good this morning. I usually drink some throughout the day and intended to have some last evening about an hour before bedtime but forgot to do so.

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

Hi ice
I had to google fennel. I dont think we have it here. We eat a lot of yams and sweet potatoes which i like but kind of miss potatoes too. My DH used to bake them almost every night with our meals……not anymore.

Jenn
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Jenn

I just visited HI and see the camera swaying some, guess the wind is a bit more over the water.

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icecream
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icecream

Good morning Jenn….I could not view that cam with wind I felt dizzy. When they tried to zoom in it was unwatchable.lol

icecream
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icecream

Good morning friends….Another blustery day with more high winds to come, plus the gloom and doom newspaper I have mentioned before is now telling us that we could be in for 4 months of snow and gales after the record breaking summer. Can’t wait .lol snowflake bigsmile

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

Wow Ice! Sounds like you could be in for a long winter.

icecream
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icecream

Hi Ardy….I do hope they are exaggerating as usual.

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

I hope so too for your sake.

Jenn
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Jenn

Good morning ice, sounds like lots of fun with your weather. UGH! We had lots of wind yesterday and last night it was pretty wild. So calm this morning barely a leaf blowing and so mild, like a summer day. I will enjoy since in a couple mornings it is going to be much cooler. Should be sunny though and that warms up the morning quickly. I do not like your winter weather predictions, seems they love to scare people sometimes bigfrown

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

Morning Jenn
Quiet here this morning.

Jenn
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Jenn

Good morning Ardy, it is a bit quiet this morning.

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

Yep, time for me to get ready to walk. We are going to a movie later this morning.

Kathy S
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Kathy S

Good Afternoon Everyone — Yesterday and today I ran a number of errands. Tmrw morning I will take groceries to my DM and help her shower and shampoo before we eat lunch from Panera. DH-Craig asked me out to dinner for Saturday evening to celebrate our 34th anniversary that falls on that day – September 22 doubleheart Wishing all a great day ♥♥

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

Time to walk

Beryl
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Beryl

silly

Beryl
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Beryl

Lovely colours in the sea !

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Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

So pretty!

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