A kestrel had chosen the window niche in the roof of one of our residential buildings in Mögeldorf as its nesting place. In consultation with the Species Protection Department of the Environmental Office of the City of Nuremberg, the attic window was opened in the early autumn of 2020 and a nesting box with a webcam and an additional small room were installed there to protect the birds. This created a new living space for the feathered inhabitants.
We expect our kestrels back in March 2023 and are already looking forward to watching them breed again via webcam.
Detailed information on kestrels can be found here.
The most beautiful pictures of the past breeding seasons can be found in the picture gallery and on our social media channels.
The kestrel has been showing up regularly at the nest box lately - most recently today around 11 am. Having already prepared the nesting site, he calls the female. It is very likely that she is in the immediate vicinity.
The kestrel is back in the nest box and is preparing a nest hollow on the back of the box.
For some time now, the kestrel has been exploring its potential new home. To protect it from pigeons, a net can currently be seen in the livestream.
See how the kestrel defends its new territory against uninvited guests.
However, the net will be taken down again soon, as the kestrel was already completely inside the box and irritations should be avoided.
Technical and species conservation support: gruenstifter / gruenshoppen