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Have you guys seen this video yet?  It's a fun watch!  We're still surprised that the starling managed to escape in the end.

Check out the video here!

June 5/2014 all of our 5 eggs have hatched. Ma & Pa Kestrels are now working hard to feed the chicks. We now have our Kest 2 nest box live cam running. The live cam is not great but better than nothing.


I just wanted to pass on my experience with the nestcam setup I'm using for my nest box. I've gone through several network cameras and this is the best one, for the price, I've used so far.

Make/Model: VIVOTEK FD8151V

Nest name with apostrophe causes fatal error in observations app.

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?