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:
(Photo by Joseph L.)