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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Kathy SBerylArdyth ~ TucsonicecreamJenn Recent
Kathy S
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Hello Everyone — What a yucky weather day in North Carolina 💧💧 Our wetter than normal year continues ( at least a 12-inch surplus so far for 2018 ) !! I took the screenshots below from my smartphone around 9:15 this morning but 3+ hours later and both images would be similar if I took new screenshots 😲 I am so glad to have no errands today and no appts for my DM so I can stay indoors. I have kept myself busy doing laundry and still have more loads I want to wash/dry. Wishing all a good day 💞

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Beryl
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So many Bald Eagles at the Flyway, Wisconsin.

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Kathy S
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Wow bigsmile

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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I am going to sign off here but will be here and there for a bit. Getting my haircut at 8:30 this morning.

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Jenn
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See you later Ardy, have a nice day contentsmile

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Bye Jenn

Beryl
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I still haven’t found a hairdresser so I guess its long hair for me, lol !

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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I will come over.

Beryl
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Its really crazy. upsidedownsmile

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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love

icecream
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Bye Ardy ……That is something I don’t have to worry about.lol

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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That makes it easy! cheese

Kathy S
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Hi/Bye Ardy !

Beryl
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Flying the flag !

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Ardyth ~ Tucson
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♥♥ nice

Beryl
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It used to be if one posted a close up shot it came out big but i see it just stays tiny now. unsure

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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I noticed how small it was.

Jenn
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Beautiful!

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Kathy S
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Hi Beryl !

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Beryl
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Good morning, sunshine for awhile. bigsmile

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Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Morning Beryl
Thanks for friending me……i thought you could look at all the pictures i post…..or not…LOL

Beryl
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I wasn’t sure if it was ok with you but that’s good. bigsmile

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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I figured wny not as we are friends here♥♥

Beryl
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I have it for my home page as its all wildlife and hobbies !

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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I will check it out

Beryl
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You can’t see my home page only my timeline !

Jenn
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Looks good now Beryl, two storms are due in Maine this week, Tuesday and Friday. Wednesday is supposed to be bitter cold. I am so happy to be in Florida now!

Beryl
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Its changing now and getting ready for the real cold that sets in at Hog but the boats are still out, Although the white boat that stays put all Summer went awhile ago !

Kathy S
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Beautiful cool

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Hello
I actually slept until 3:40 am, that is late for me! Ha

Beryl
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I was looking at Tucson at 3:30 and wondering if you were up and about !

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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I know huh! That was sleeping in for me….Ha

Jenn
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Good morning Ardy, congrats on sleeping in bigsmile

icecream
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Good morning Beryl, Jenn, Ardyth, Kathy. A lovely sunny start to the day and mild with it, going to last the week they say. Alby has been delivered early today so a walk to the local garage to pick up today’s paper has been accomplished, not used to this early start plus he will want another walk later on I suppose. Sunday Goose, well what can I say, looked enormous in the tray but when cooked ended up the size of my fist.lol It was a little tough to cut but surprisingly tender to chew, not bad but I think… Read more »

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Morning Ice…………it got cold last night, of course its only: AM. I guess the temp. is 42°
The furnace has been coming on all night.

icecream
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Hi Ardy …Same here with the heat getting very expensive will have to put on a thicker jumper.lol

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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I know what you mean. If we run it a lot the bill is very high and as soon as it shuts off the house is cold again since the heat escapes through the walls, no insulation.

Beryl
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No heating on at the moment and no jumper either, really need some dry weather so fed up with the rain and standing at an open door for the cat to make up her mind whether to go out or not, lol !

Jenn
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Cats are so funny that way shockedcat

Jenn
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Good morning ice, my hubby was not treated so well but none of the soldiers returning were at that time. Thank you for your thoughtful words.
That was crazy with your goose shrinking so small after baking, glad it was at least tender inside…. what was left of it that is! amazed

icecream
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Hi Jenn..Alby ate the rest with gusto.lol bigsmile

Kathy S
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Hi ice — how interesting that the cooked goose shrunk so much !!
You just can’t go wrong with whole chickens sly

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Saying bye for now, have to get ready for church.

Kathy S
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Hi/Bye Ardy

Beryl
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Enjoy !

Jenn
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Good morning, it is 22 degrees and cold with blustery winds at HI. Sure looks pretty though content It is 66 degrees here now and headed to 80’s, I like it !heart

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Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Morning Jenn
Only going to be 71° here today and getting colder.

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Jenn
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I see you are definitely going into winter mode Ardy. Only 40’s at night, that must been very different from this summer amazed

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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I do not like this at all….our single brick house is very cold, no insulation.

Jenn
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Do you have a heat source Ardy?

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Yes a furnace but the heat escapes.

Jenn
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bigfrown

Beryl
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Crumbs, give me that any day !

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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cheese

Beryl
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Hi Jenn, that sounds nice, we are 56F and cold ! snowflake

Kathy S
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Morning Jenn — I wish I in Florida! It got down to 28 and only going to 53 today. At least we will have sunshine before the Mon-Wed rain arrives. This has been a wetter than normal year and we have a 12-inch surplus of rain in our city.

Beryl
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I never realised it was so wet in NC or cold !

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Good morning!
We went to the Farmers market again yesterday and my DH bartered with limes from our tree for carrots,fennel and candied jalapenos.
Ice~ I am so glad i heard about fennel from you! I love it now!
Rick roasted it with other veggies and chicken on the grill!

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Beryl
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Hi Ardy, what’s the purple thing ? Looks yummy, I love roasted onions but they don’t like me, lol ! I never have roasted colly, never thought of it really !

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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It’s a purple carrot. cheese
That is Fennel, not an onion but we love onions too.

Beryl
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I eat the greenery but never the bulb, I must try it, I don’t remember ever having it before !

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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We threw the greenery away. I thought it was the bulb you were supposed to eat.

Beryl
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Its great for indigestion !

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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amazed

Jenn
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Looks like delicious foods Ardy. blowkiss I have got to try fennel now that you say how good it is. I hope I can find some.

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Rick hasnt seen any at the grocery stores but the Farmers market has it.

icecream
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A very good morning Beryl, Jenn, Ardyth, Kathy. After a wild night the rain has now moved away and we have sunshine. On the menu today is a Goose Breast stuffed with chestnut, apple and raisin stuffing, from Aldi. With of course sweet potato, Fennel and red and green cabbage.Getting into the Xmas spirit.lol On a sadder note is the 100 year commemoration of the great war, Some of the old recordings of the survivors are truly horrendous and the unbelievable bravery of those you men who went over the top knowing it could be their last day on earth.… Read more »

Beryl
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Morning ice, we had goose for Christmas and New year when I was young but sadly now I can’t afford it but I do love it ! Don’t do war ice, killing people is not for me, its how I feel about my fellow human beings ! Hope you have a great Sunday with a full stomach and good telly ! bigsmile

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Morning Beryl!!!

Beryl
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Hi Ardy, your meals always look tasty, I don’t really cook anymore but I am going to look online for ice’s goose !

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Online? Is he on FB?

Beryl
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What ice, yes he is on Facebook, I meant Aldi !

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Yay for sunshine!
My mom used to fix goose and duck for Thanksgiving and i loved it!
My dad was in WW2 and i lost a cousin in Vietnam!
Here is my dad….

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Beryl
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Fine looking man Ardy ! content

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Thanks Beryl

Jenn
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Wonderful picture of your dad Ardy. I appreciate his service.

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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blush

Jenn
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Good morning ice, your dinner sounds very delicious, I know you will enjoy it contentsmile
I understand the sadness over watching the wars. I do not like it but I do read and watch some of the shows as I know we can never forget. My hubby was drafted at 19 years old into the Vietnam War. It was a terrible war with soldiers being treated horribly when they returned. croctears

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