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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 SBerylJennicecream Recent
Jenn
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Good morning, talk about heavy rain. I laid in bed a long time listening to it. Running down the driveway in rivers. Poor Danny, he kept trying to get back inside and Denny was trying to hold umbrella over him to get him to wiz. He never hurries with that no matter the weather. The big giant towel I dry him with was soaked. Poor osprey in the nest, it’s really pounding down. Beryl, safe travels to your son. How long will he be gone. It has to be terrible to leave his beloved Herbie right now.

Kathy S
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Morning Jenn! So sorry about the heavy rain this morning ☹️

Jenn
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Thank you Kathy, we are safe and dry inside. Very loud though. bigsmile

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Hi Jenn..You have had the rain that Beryl needs for her garden.lol
Dog`s have to do their thing no matter what the weather does.

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I would love to get some of this rain to Beryl. Last week was the first week we had mostly sunshine and dry. This week was good up until today. We did have rain on Saturday that was heavy but only lasted a short time. That is it with dogs, you have to get them outside. I don’t mind a jaunt in the rain but not when it is quite this heavy.

Beryl
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Try and get a cat out for a wiz in the rain, no chance !

Jenn
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lol lolcat

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Morning Jenn
One of the chatters from NJ said they had storms last night.
It is 89 degrees at 4:20am and it is hot, only 25% humidity but a little goes a long way here.

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Good morning Ardy. I can’t believe how hot your temps are lately. We are having very comfortable temps. even if it hits 80 we are in a comfortable feel. I hope you get those monsoon rains soon in hopes to cool it down some.

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They are welcome but it is more humid after the rains.

Jenn
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Oh, I thought that helped cool things down. concerned

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

Only when it rains and then back to steamy humidity

Beryl
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Hi Jenn, sorry about your rain, we could do with that ! Nathan is gone for a week, its a friends wedding but the people who have Herbie are experts at caring for unwell pets, I was having him during the day and because of Willow another friend was taking him through the night but because of Herbies issues thought it better to be safe with these people !

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

I see all the posts!!!!

Jenn
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Jenn

Good morning Ardy contentsmile

Kathy S
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Good morning! I see the GM post of Ice on the page before this one plus today’s posts from Ardy, Beryl and additional ones from Ice on this page. At 6:45 am/EDT it is partly cloudy and 74°F with 90% humidity; high of 90°F with 60% chance of heavy afternoon t-storms today. Time for breakfast and then I will start on today’s “To Do List.” Wishing all a great day 💞

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

Hi Kathy
I thought i checked the page before this one. I will check again

Jenn
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Good morning Kathy, stay safe if you have t-storms. We may get them late today.

Kathy S
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Kathy S

Thank you ❤️

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

Morning! I see Beryls post but not Ice’s good morning, was there one?

Beryl
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Hi Ardy, yes we said good morning and made comments !

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

Strange

Kathy S
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Kathy S

Morning Ardy!

Beryl
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All I can say is I see no one, sorry but that’s it, groan ! angry

icecream
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Hi Beryl…I don`t know what problem you have but I can see all posts from yesterday and our posts this morning. croctears cool

Beryl
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Ardy can’t see them either ! eyeroll

Ardyth ~ Tucson
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Ardyth ~ Tucson

I see yesterdays posts but only this reply from you, Ice

Beryl
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I don’t see yesterdays posts either unless I go back a page and then I lose this. I am swearing just incase you wondered, lol ! eyeroll eyeroll eyeroll

Kathy S
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Kathy S

Hi Ice! I see all posts from today as well. I just need to go back one page to see your GM post.

Beryl
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Beryl

I seem to be the only one posting on my screen, everything else has taken a walk . bigfrown

Beryl
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Beryl

Right, ice’s good morning has now gone and other comments that have just been made, gone !!!!!!!! WHAT !

Beryl
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Beryl

Good morning, son in the air on the way to Cyprus to great heat ! Sunny breezy day here but the afternoons have been weird with the sky turning nearly black and thinking any minute rain is going to fall but no rain falls !! Herbie is with people who know how to take care of dogs who might have problems so that’s good, came at a bad time really but is there ever a good time for illness ! serious bigsmile

Kathy S
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Kathy S

Morning Beryl!

Beryl
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Hi Kathy, glad you can see me down here, lol !