Build its Nest

Build a kestrel nest: the different steps

The kestrel normally nests in holes (cliffs, buildings) or in an old crow’s nests.

It sometimes occupies a spacious semi-open nesting box, installed at the top of a tree or building (at least 5 meters) but the nest must be watertight (water must not enter the nest!) to promote reproduction.
This nesting box must have a ledge, so that the eggs, and the young falcons, are not likely to fall. It should also be equipped with an outside perch, providing a surveillance post as well as a hunting post of the parents.
Put a small layer of gravel (or sand/earth) on the floor of it.

Plan to make the nest:

  • Côté = side
  • Dos = back
  • Devant = front
  • Fond = base
  • Toit = roof
  • 30 cm de tige de section ronde = 30 cm of a round wooden rod
  • Vue avant = front view
  • Vue en coupe = sectional view

Example of a nest location:

Kestrel Falcon House Nest(Photo by Joseph L.)

It will be possible to install a webcam in order to follow the nest live.

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