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 ~ TucsonicecreamKathy SpamelaJenn Recent

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Kathy S
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Good morning! At 9 am it is sunny and 75 going up to 94 with high humidity fire I need to run errands soon to avoid the hottest of the day! Wishing all a great day doubleheart

icecream
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Hi Kathy….My that is HOT don`t forget your suntan lotion.
You have a great day also ,stay cool.lol bigsmile

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Hi Kathy
I am getting ready to shower and run errands too. It has been cool here and will start to warm up now now. We have nit hit 100 yet which is very unusual.

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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I wonder when the eggs will start hatching?

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I have the laying dates of April 20 through April 26 so should be any day now. there are 4 eggs. I also watch the Kestrels in Washington state and Wisconsin. They have an incubation time of about 32-35 days.

icecream
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Hi Pamela.
We have 5 eggs here I think. contentsmile

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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blowkiss

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thanks Pam

Jenn
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Good morning, we are a bit fogged in now but hoping for some clearing by noontime. The rain has stopped for now.
Dad just in with a treat for Mom blowkiss
Ice, you asked below if I am a bit Scottish. Indeed, my mom always told us we had a little ‘Scottish blood’ in us. bigsmile Otherwise English on both parents side. Maybe you or Beryl and I are related. bigsmile

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Hi Jenn
I am German and English

Jenn
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My dad did a bit with our family genealogy and sis Jackie has gone on with studying it. It can be interesting and fun to look into.

icecream
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Jenn you never know we need a DNA test.lol bigsmile

Jenn
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Yeah! bigsmile

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Hello Kestrel friends!

Jenn
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Good morning Ardy!

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icecream
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Good morning Beryl, Jenn, Ardyth, Kathy. Another grand start to the day sunny and warm, bet come Monday which is a bank holiday it will rain.lol Off out to breakfast shortly to try a new venue that is called the “Toast Office” it used to be as small post office in a small village near to us but fell out of use as a post office.They do the usual fry up and smoked salmon with scrambled egg on rustic toast. but another item on their menu is Coconut and banana pancakes dairy free. I just wonder if they fit my… Read more »

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Morning Ice
Enjoy breakfast.
We had chicken on the grill last night with fresh green beans and caprese salad. The propane ran out so the chicken had to finish in the oven.

icecream
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Good morning Ardy.
Got there and nowhere to park the car, being a small country road it was full up so we ended up at our garden centre but we will not give up got to try it out sometime.
That was a nice wholesome meal Ardy that will look after your Tri`s cannot spell all of it.lol

Jenn
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That is too bad ice, maybe next time.

icecream
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cry cry

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Awe sorry the restaurant parking lot was full, like you said , another time.
Yes my Tri’s will like last nights meal….it is a very long word and i dont like spelling it either, even with spell check.

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bigsmile bigsmile

Jenn
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Good morning ice, sounds like fun trying out a new restaurant. Hope it was delicious blowkiss
I have wondered what a bank holiday is for you ice? We have a holiday this weekend, Memorial Day, where we honor those Americans who have died in foreign wars. That gives Monday as a day off for many.

icecream
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I had to look that up Jenn and it is just Early Mayday Holiday. I think it was an extra day`s bank holiday given for some reason.

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Thank you ice, I was just curious content