Hello everyone! When we first moved to our new house in July 2017 in Arraijan, Panama, the first bird we saw was a kestrel on our street. For the past several months, we have noted that there is a pair in the immediate area, and we put up a kestrel box in January. A month later on February 25, the pair came to investigate the box - they even copulated on the rooftop nearby in view of the box, which we took as a great sign that they liked it! They have been around every day since, the male brings lizards to the female every day and we are waiting for the female to start laying eggs. The nest box is in our backyard, and they are tolerant to the neighbors and the construction (it is a new subdivision).
From my knowledge, if they nest in our box it will be the first successful AMKE nest box in Panama. The kestrels here are resident, and compared to the North American migratory population, there is not much known about their breeding ecology. We have been recording their visits and behaviors since their first arrival at the box.
We would like to put a nest camera inside the box as soon as possible, does anyone have any recommendations of a good camera? The nest box is in close proximity to the house and can pick up a WiFi connection. Any suggestions would be appreciated!