Do I need a nest box?

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briannagray02
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Do I need a nest box?

We recently moved into a new home and we have a male Kestrel that hangs out on the tops of a tree.  My son said today, he is waiting for his female.  Cute!  I was just wondering, since this seems like his home territory, do I need to put up a box, or does he probably have a current nesting place?  I was thinking of getting a box, but I am not certain on the length of time we will be here, so I'd be afraid to just leave it untended.  And I would hate to establish one they'd use and then take it away with us if we did move.

Any help would be appreciated.  I couldn't find anything in my quick search on here.

Prescott Audubon Society
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Thank you for caring enough to ask that question.

Nest box protocol is to not install a box if you can't monitor it.

I would be on the safe side and not install a box if you're unsure of your commitment.

Perhaps you'll be in a better location at another time.

Dave

 

briannagray02
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Thank you Dave.