American Kestrel Partnership : General Discussion

This is the main community for the American Kestrel Partnership. Feel free to discuss anything about kestrels, nestboxes or the Partnership here.

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Just a note to say, using a small mirror I noted we had chicks today. Hoping to get a better look and count later, but we did have five eggs, as of 5-16-14. Pretty cool to see this much activity the first year of mounting the box in our backyard.

Just checked on our active nest. Both adults were inside the box when I climbed up. Female flew out, male stayed inside while I looked. Saw 3 chicks. There were 5 eggs, maybe someone was under the male?

I am watching the cam on the kestrel in the box on top of the research library for the first time.  I notice that she wiggles every few minutes...why is that?
 

I have had approximately 50% occupancy in my kestrel houses until this year.  It seems like it is down by quite a bit.  I have over 2600 houses installed in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Ben Dover

Have 2 hatchlings today, I think. Still 3 eggs to go. Will be hard not to look every day now!

Other 2 boxes are empty. 

Here are step by step instructions on how to reset your password for the Partner Network and AKP data apps.

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