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6 April 2013

A quarry box for Kestrels

Kestrels have been roosting at this small quarry site (visible in the lower part of the photo) for several years, and there were fresh signs of their presence yesterday. With our newly acquired Kestrel boxes from the ABI group in Castleisland (see post below), we decided to put one in place and see if the Kestrels take to it. It seems there is no actual suitable nest site in the quarry. With the cold spring, most birds are slow to start breeding, and just perhaps there will be enough time for them to get used to this box and move in.