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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BerylKathy SArdyth ~ TucsonicecreamJenn Recent
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Beryl
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Beryl

I wonder when the cam comes live again !

Beryl
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Beryl

I will be back to watch the Kestrels in April , farewell till then. cheese

Beryl
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Beryl

@ Jenn, over at Hog !

Kathy S
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Kathy S

Good Morning Everyone!
Clear and 32 at 5:40 AM going up to 61 today. I have a very busy weekend ahead with little time to chat. Wishing all my friends here a great weekend ♥♥

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Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

Hi Kathy
I guess we have decided to chat at Hog island now until the birds appear here.

Kathy S
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Kathy S

Hi Ardy – thank for letting me know. I will start chatting there until the Kestrels return contentsmile

icecream
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icecream

Good morning Kathy…I`m liking the look of cakes or is it cookies.

icecream
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icecream

Hi Kathy seems to be a good idea saves jumping from one page to another.

Kathy S
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Kathy S

I will start chatting at HI until the Kestrels return contentsmile

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

Which we are doing at the moment

Kathy S
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Kathy S

cheese

Kathy S
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Kathy S

Hi Ice – help yourself silly

icecream
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icecream

I wish, but I have to remember my LC diet.lol

Kathy S
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Kathy S

Oopsies shh