In January I noticed some Kestrel activity around my nest box so I decided to take it down and change out the wood shavings. While taking it down an egg dropped out and broke. Not knowing what to do we changed out the nest material and put
"Our" Kestrels (in Benicia, CA, in the San Francisco Bay Area) hatched around May 10th, and the adults have been regularly bringing food, etc. The chicks are now quite vocal, but are not yet peaking out of the box.
Submitted 2 months 1 week ago by Judy Schwarzmeier.
I am helping a group that bands kestrels (adults when they can be caught and young before they fledge) in nest boxes. I've heard that adults removed for banding when there are only 1-2 eggs may abandon the box, but when there are 4 or more eggs they a