I want to report 4 years of observations from our nest box in Pagosa Springs, CO:
2019 - Kestrel pair successfully fledged 3 chicks
2020 - Nest was raided by magpies and the kestrels abandoned it
2021 - The pair tried again and once again lost their eggs to magpies
2022 - The pair did not return
We have destroyed as many magpie nests in the area that we can find, however, it may have been too little, too late.