General Discussion : 2018 KestrelCams Discussion

Hello! Welcome to the 2018 KestrelCam season!

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Administrator - The Peregrine Fund's picture

A male kestrel has been sleeping in the box each night.

Jill from MN's picture

I have been watching our little male at dusk and notice the traffic on the other screen.   Do you think the detours to and from the World Center for Birds of Prey will affect the lives of our Kestrels this year?

zoe.ambrose's picture

The traffic hasn't seemed to bother the kestrels too much, but there are some nest boxes near the detour road, so hopefully the finding from those boxes will give us some answers as to your question! There have been papers published that notes that kestrels are usually highly tolerant towards disturbances. You can check out the article for more information by going to Research > Additional Kestrel Research. It is titled, "Effects of Researcher-Induced Disturbance on American Kestrels Breeding in Nest Boxes in Northwestern New Jersey."

 

TerriFla's picture

The AC unit going on and off on the roof doesn't seem to bother them and that's a lot closer than the road!

TerriFla's picture

Thank you for making this group!

TerriFla's picture

Looks like snow and the male is asleep. Eastern Time 7:05 AM

TerriFla's picture

Poor little guy all alone again. 7:14 EST

TerriFla's picture

All alone again. Just the male.

6:32 AM EST

TerriFla's picture

Still all alone.  :(   7:06 Am EST

TerriFla's picture

So sad. Empty nest syndrome.

Jill from MN's picture

Such a handsome little male standing on the ledge above the cavity just before sunset.  He preened for a few minutes and his head bobbed and then he flew off — probably didn’t want to turn in yet.   

Wish there were more signs of a hen hanging around.  I notice the temperature is still just above freezing....  like that feature.

Rather a patient bird, our hero.

TerriFla's picture

Poor thing. I hope he finds a girlfriend soon.

Jill from MN's picture

The male entered the box about 10 minutes ago.   Still before dusk.   He’s looking up at the Cam, preening, trying to settle down, and meanwhile, some sparrows are twittering outside.  Can’t a  Raptor get some rest?  Back to the cam to see if he can.    Later, folks.

zoe.ambrose's picture

The numbers that are seen at the bottom left side of the screen are not the temperature and wind statistics. It's actually getting quite warm here during the day here in Boise! Those numbers show what the angle of the outside camera is. If we were to rotate the camera around, those numbers would change. We apologize for any confusion!

Zoe

Jill from MN's picture

Thank you, Zoe!   Appreciate the correction.   It's finally getting warmer here too.

Nu-Sun Cinema's picture

On April 26/2018 between 11:30am and 12:00 noon first egg was laid. LIVE STREAM will start On May 1/2018

link to LIVE STREAM     http://www.nu-sun.com/

Thank you have a great day,  Nu-Sun Cinema

Jill from MN's picture

Thanks so much, Nu-Sun!   I love my kessie fixes....   :)

 

Jill from MN's picture

You know, I wonder if the female has a lot more to do with the selection of kestrel real estate than the male.  There must be hens in the vicinity, right?  Do they settle down into a box only when they are due to start laying?    

I trust that it's not like peregrines who kill for a good nest site and are more attracted to the place than the mate.

Jill from MN's picture

No male sleeping in the box for two days.

Jill from MN's picture

Any hypotheses?  .

TerriFla's picture

so sad there isn't any action in the box this year. Maybe the male has given up on this box and found another site?

TerriFla's picture

No male again.  :(

Nu-Sun Cinema's picture

On April 28/2018 Female Kestrel has laid her 2nd egg. All is well. Our HD  LIVE STREAM will start on May 1/2018.

Link to  http://www.nu-sun.com/    All have a very nice day, Nu-Sun Cinema

Nu-Sun Cinema's picture

On April 30/2018 Female Kestrel has laid her 3rd egg. All is well. Our HD  LIVE STREAM will start on May 1/2018.

Link to  http://www.nu-sun.com/   All have a very nice day, Nu-Sun Cinema

Nu-Sun Cinema's picture

Hi all,  Need a Kestrel fix. Our HD LIVE STREAM is now available.

Link to  http://www.nu-sun.com/   and follow the links.

Thank you & Enjoy,   Nu-Sun Cinema

Jill from MN's picture

Hi, Nu-Sun!   It is nice to know you are up there in Canada.   I have taken a couple of peeks at the nest box;  the hen stirred a little and got up for a moment about 10:00 last night.

Jill from MN's picture

Here is the link to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary's Kestrel Cam on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wImYWRfYd7o 

Also, a kestrel has been reported in downtown Minneapolis this week.   Could be one of Kirby the Kestrel's descendants.

Not giving up hope on there being something to see here on the AKP Kestrel Cam outside if not inside.

Nu-Sun Cinema's picture

Hi again all,   4th egg was laid on May 2/2018 around 11:30am

Our live stream is now available link to http://www.nu-sun.com/ and follow the page links.

Thank you, Nu-Sun Cinema

Nu-Sun Cinema's picture

Hi all,   5th egg was laid on May 4/2018 around 12:30pm

Our live stream is now available link to http://www.nu-sun.com/ and follow the page links.

Share our HD STREAM.  Thank you, Nu-Sun Cinema

Jill from MN's picture

Pretty little hen on duty.   AKP webcam sometimes shows birds flying by outside.

TerriFla's picture

Did they stop the webcam? So sorry there arn't any birds.

Sarah Schulwitz's picture

Hi All! Back in April, we turned the camera on in anticipation of a nesting pair. As of yesterday (May 8), we still had no takers so we have turned the camera off to save on our IT staff time and resources. If we have late nesting birds, we'll be sure to go live again and send an update! Thanks for watching, everyone!

Nu-Sun Cinema's picture

Hi Sarah, That is unfortunate, but we can not control nature. For those who are truly interested our live stream is available link to http://www.nu-sun.com/ and follow the page links.

Share our HD STREAM.  Thank you, Nu-Sun Cinema

Nu-Sun Cinema's picture

Hi all, Our live stream is now available link to http://www.nu-sun.com/ and follow the page links.

Share our HD STREAM.  Thank you, Nu-Sun Cinema

Jill from MN's picture

Can't thank you enough for your window on our Canadian Kestrels!  I'm watching, and the last I saw just now was a diligent Dad.   All the best to you - JR

TerriFla's picture

So sad no birds in the box this year. Is that attributed to anything in particular? Weather, construction, any local changes?

Nu-Sun Cinema's picture

Hi TERRI,

Lots going on in our nest box !! Feel free to watch our HD LIVE STREAM link to  http://www.nu-sun.com/ and follow the page links.

Thank you, Nu-Sun Cinema Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

TerriFla's picture

Thanks. I have been watching!

Sarah Schulwitz's picture

Hi All! 

Needing a kestrel fix?? Here are a few other cameras you can tune into: 

Happy kestreling! 

Jill from MN's picture

Hi, Sarah - thank you so much!  I miss the familiar nest box so much but it is such a delight to see the little hatchlings and to look forward to seeing more.   All sorts of Kestrel Kids!!!!!    :)    And all the best to the AKP.  I will check back often for the latest news from you.  JR

Jill from MN's picture

Hi, Nu-Sun Cinema -

7:50 AM Minnesota/Manitoba time.  The beautiful little male diligently sits on the family's clutch.  It will be great to see the eggs hatch. 

Jill from MN's picture

Bees still bothering the Salt Lake Kestrel Kids today.  

Jill from MN's picture

Salt Lake Kestrel Kids all in their 'elegant' stage.  Can't tell how many males and how many females yet though.

Canadian nest box has the adult male on duty;  eggs could hatch very soon.

Jill from MN's picture

duplicate

Jill from MN's picture

stuck button

Jill from MN's picture

oops   Sorry AKP

Nu-Sun Cinema's picture

Hi, to all our American friends, have a GREAT MEMORIAL DAY!

We are getting close to the hatch. Then the action will start. Link to our live stream at  http://www.nu-sun.com/html/2018_report.html and thanks for watching.

Nu-Sun Cinema  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Nu-Sun Cinema's picture

Hi all, 2 of 5 eggs hatched early this morning May 31/2018. First feeding was at 7:11 am. 3rd egg hatched 10:00am.

Link to   http://www.nu-sun.com/html/2018_report.html to watch.

Have a nice day, Nu-Sun Cinema Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Jill from MN's picture

I saw the new Canadian Kestrel Kids being fed and the THIRD ONE hatching just now!   I love it!   Thank you!

 

Nu-Sun Cinema's picture

Hi to all, As of June 2/2018 5:29am all 5 eggs have hatched.

To watch our HD LIVE STREAM link to  http://www.nu-sun.com/html/2018_report.html

Have a fantastic day, Nu-Sun Cinema Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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