I have finished building and installing a nest box in
the higher part of a two story house. It faces South.
I have a pair of kestrels nesting in the next doors two
story wooden house inside the main A frame beams
of the house.
This house has been unoccupied for the last 5 years or so.
It is at the end of a dead end road where my house also is. The house has been sold so I think the kestrels are going to be scared away by the newcomers.
the nest I installed is just about 30 yards from where they are nesting right now.
Do anyone have an idea what are the chances of
they moving in the new nest box before they are thrown away?
They seem to be using that nest site for quite a long time.
Is the orientation of the nest box very critical in the tropics?
Capt Mickey Amador
La Parguera, Puerto Rico