I put up a nest box in December to attract an American Kestrel.
I actually got one.
The nest box dimensions were provided to me by a kestrel bander from California.
I waited for a week after first noticing the woodpeckers before checking inside the nest box.
The eggs are totally spotless. In hind sight I wish I had removed that wood chip. 11 days later I found these guys…
My guess is that the kids are about 3 days old in the above shot. 6 days later the kids are getting bigger.
The following shot was taken 5 days later.
So they are about 14 days old. I felt uncomfortable opening the box and stopped after this shot. I did not want them fledging too early.
Great Mohawks eh?
It was fun watching the kids growing up and I knew that the final exit would be fleeting.
The kids were very aggressive when eating. Mom and dad were actually a bit scared when feeding them.
Dad is on the left, mom on the right.
Nice job on the website. It’s great that you are willing to share the detail, such as the dimensions for the kestrel nesting box. Thanks!