Promote Nature - Share this page:


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.

5273
Live comment updates are enabled.

avatar
2500
  
amazedangelangrybigfrownbigsmileblowkissblushcheesechillyclownconcernedcontentcontentsmilecoolcroctearscrycrycatdoubleheartdroolembarrased!hearteyerollfiregigglehypnotizehystericalinjuredkisslaughlaughcatliarlollolcatlovelovecatmajorsadmindblownmoneynaughtynerdokpoopukereallymadsadseriousshhshockedshockedcatsicksidewayslaughsillysillywinksleepyslysneezesnowflakesparkleheartstarstrucksurpriseunsureupsidedownsmilewhewwinkzipped
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
 
 
34 All Contributors
Ardyth ~ TucsonKathy SBerylJennicecream Recent
icecream
Member
250+ Likes
icecream

Good morning Beryl, Jenn, Ardyth, Kathy.
I see you had trouble starting your fridge Kathy.LOL
Lovely day here again sun and more sun…….Can`t last.lol
Off with Alby now to fetch the daily paper., bigsmile blowkiss

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

Hi ice, I hate to say this but my garden needs rain, lol ! I lost some good plants that I have had for years last year, Well I am completely alone now with Nathan in the air, hes stocked me up so I shall not starve, lol ! blowkiss bigsmile

icecream
Member
250+ Likes
icecream

Hi Beryl, But you are right the garden is looking thirsty now rain yes but not toooo much.lol
A good son you have there Beryl. blowkiss bigsmile

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

Yes he is good, both my eldest and youngest are caring of me !

icecream
Member
250+ Likes
icecream

That is how it should be Beryl for a caring family.

Kathy S
Member
3000+ Likes
Kathy S

Hi Ice! Yes, I was challenged yesterday afternoon with my fridge giggle Enjoy your lovely weather today cool

icecream
Member
250+ Likes
icecream

bigsmile bigsmile

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

Hi Ice
I see you GM post now

icecream
Member
250+ Likes
icecream

Hi Ardy..I don`t understand why Beryl is having problems.

Kathy S
Member
3000+ Likes
Kathy S

Good afternoon! What a busy day I have had. The heat must be getting to me ( at least that’s my excuse ) sillywink I ran lots of errands today and late this afternoon after I put the cold items away in the fridge – I reached for the car remote to try and lock it lol

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

It happens to us all at sometime or other, lol ! I think its a moment when our brain is not entirely engaged and works automatically. lol blowkiss

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

Fish everywhere in the nest even moving, lol !

fish.JPG
fish1.JPG
Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

cheese

Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

The bell always has numbers on mine, it is now saying +9 comments. Do you have to go to each one to erase the number. I don’t mind going but I already found the comments by scrolling up and down. I haven’t really figured this out yet.

Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

Beryl, I wrote a comment to you about Herbie below, not sure if you saw it.

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

Yes I saw it thank you. ♥

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

Mine said +9 yesterday too. I click on the bell and delete them if i already saw them.
I cant spell

Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

Ardy, I just clicked the arrow to the right of each comment to delete it. I ended up on a page from a few days ago and had to get off and come back. Now it still says I have +9 comments eyeroll

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

Just ignore it like me, lol ! cheese

Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

Good advice. bigsmile
It has been so long since we had the old way to check comments I am just used to scrolling up and down. The bell is a distraction big time to me but I’m sure others are doing well with it.

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

I like the bell but i dont like the numbered pages at all. I like a continuing chat

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

Mine was like that yesterday and today it fixed itself

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

Mine always says +9 !

Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

Must be the lucky number…lol

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

The boats are out at HI

Capture.JPG
Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

So pretty. I read Rachel can’t feed herself or the babies. The guy who did the banding said ‘she will be just fine’ a day or two ago. Doesn’t look like it to me. croctears

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

Same guy, if you get what I mean as in before ! shh

Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

I get you, loud and clear. bigfrown

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

I read this morning that she IS injured.

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

i love watching the boats coming and going !

Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

I love watching the boats too.

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

Good morning
Doing what cleaning i can and then early lunch (11:00) with a couple girls i used to work with. Just going to Applebees. I do love their French onion soup.

Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

Good morning Ardy, lunch out will be fun for sure. I do not get to Applebee’s much but I like the parm. noodles with grilled chicken. blowkiss

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

I dont go there often anymore either.

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

Now I am hungry ! cheese

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

Morning Ardy, have a nice lunch with your friends !

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

Thanks Beryl

icecream
Member
250+ Likes
icecream

Good morning Beryl, Jenn, Ardyth, Kathy.
Just back from my favourite chore of the week and it was Aldi`s turn today.
Parmesan chicken again for Sunday, I think we are getting addicted.lol.
How is Herbie Beryl, just seen your post hope it was not serious. shocked blowkiss

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

Hi ice, Is the Parmesan chicken something your wife makes or do you buy it at Aldi ? Herbie has had all the tests and they are clear so now its a scan, fortunately they have insurance as this is very expensive but Herbie could be epileptic and its a case of waiting to see what the scan shows ! He could have had seizures when he was left alone and just recovered we don’t know. Nathan bought him up last night and he was just Herbie poor little guy,. The vet said they know when its coming and they… Read more »

icecream
Member
250+ Likes
icecream

Hi Beryl….Just good plump chicken breasts rolled in a mixture of Parmesan and polenta and then fried in Olive oil. The chicken breasts are sliced through and opened out first and then coated with that mixture I just love it with oven roasted veg of all sorts.
Pleased that Herbie is full of himself. so it seems the seizures have little effect on his attitude. bigsmile blowkiss

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

No he is right as rain afterwards but he has had 3 this week so its a worry !

Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

Good morning Beryl, so sorry about Herbie. I had a collie that started having seizures when she was about 6 years old. It scared me so when I saw her having one. We went right to the vets but they said unless they become really frequent they do not treat with seizure medication. Hers were sporadic so we never knew when she might have one. We were just told to not try to wrap her in a blanket or anything, not to touch her really but make her safe from a fall if possible. ( like a fall off a… Read more »

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

Hi Beryl
Glad to hear Herbie is better now!

Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

Good morning ice, I’m glad you survived the trip to Aldi’s bigsmile
Parmesan chicken is so good, it’s easy to get hooked on. blowkiss

icecream
Member
250+ Likes
icecream

Hi Jenn…I will be honest with you ,although I just love chicken done this way there is minimum washing up after. With a traditional roast my wife uses a big steamer and that is a real pain to dry full of nooks a crannies, drives me up the wall.LOL blowkiss bigsmile

Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

Oh…so the truth is out huh!….LOL I don’t blame you those big roaster pans with all the nooks and crannies take forever to clean. Do you use a crock pot ever? I sometimes put a beef roast in with a little broth and tomato paste on the meat. It helps break down the muscle for less tough meat. It is pretty easy to clean up after too. bigsmile

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

Never seen a roaster pan or steamed a chicken, lol !

Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

Your a HOOT Beryl! lol hysterical lolcat love

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

You have never seen a roasting pan?

Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

Goodness ice just bung it in a baking dish and in the oven, no sweat !!

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

Good morning Ice
Yum on the chicken,
We had salmon and mango salsa last night.

Jenn
Member
3000+ Likes
Jenn

Hi Ardy. contentsmile

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

Hi Jenn

icecream
Member
250+ Likes
icecream

Hi Ardy…That sounds delicious love mango salsa but not tooooo much.lol

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

It is pretty good.

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

salmon, mango salsa, cilantro rice and black beans.

thumbnail.jpg
Beryl
Member
3000+ Likes
Beryl

Goodness Herbie has just had 2 seizures and Nathan has just rushed down to the vets !!

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

Oh no!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy S
Member
3000+ Likes
Kathy S

Oh dear!!!

Ardyth ~ Tucson
Member
5000+ Likes
Ardyth ~ Tucson

how is Herbie?