Webcam kestrel of Planois

Access to the nest of kestrel of Planois via webcam:

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The “Falcons of Théding” present: the “kestrels of Planois”, in collaboration with Christophe (pseudo “Christophe88”).

The nest box is located in the hamlet of Planois, in the village of Basse sur le Rupt in Lorraine (department of Vosges [88]). It is a very large mountain town of 894 inhabitants with an altitude of 409 to 1060 meters (650 meters for the nest box). This installation for kestrels weighing 15 kg is placed in a plane tree, at a height of 10 meters. On the same tree there are also 2 blue tit nest boxes.

This is the third year the nest box has been in place and is still very busy when the falcons return but unfortunately it has not been chosen for nesting so far. In 2023, the nest box has evolved to try to seduce falcons. Before, it was of the “open” type; now it is in a “closed” configuration with only a 10 cm passage accessible via a “balcony”. With the materials used, it is integrated into nature.

Thanks to the expertise of Christophe (pseudo “Christophe88”) in the manufacture and installation of nesting boxes, powered by “the falcons of Théding”, we invite you to share the viewing of this family of Vosges kestrels thanks to 2 cameras ( indoor + outdoor) connected 24/7. The reference of the cameras is: Hikvision DS-2DE2A404IW-DE3.

Le platane avec le nichoir à 10 mètres

Discovery of the valley by air:

    • Click the button webcam bouton play in the center of the video.
    • Check the icon webcam bouton en direct is red ; if not, click on it (a few seconds may be necessary to return to live watching).
    • Adjust the image quality settings by clicking the button  to choose the highest possible digit (if your internet connection allows it! otherwise keep it in 'Auto').
    • Control the live action thanks to the cursor , possibility to rewing 12 hours back! The button webcam bouton replay becomes grey.
    • Mobile version: follow the user guide in the 'Mobile version' tab.
    • Discover the story of the year in pictures and videos by clicking on the 'Gallery' tab.
    • Take part in the chat and share your observations!
      Please be courteous and polite; the subject is strictly concerning birds, animals and nature in general; avoid talking about something too personal or in anyways detrimental to the interest at hand. Always try to use the same nickname in order to be recognised by other chatters (you can personalise your name by clicking on "personnalisez votre nom ici" under the message bar in edit)
    • You can also publish your photos of the birds of Théding (and elsewhere!) on the Facebook group linked to this website.
  • Different species are visible live by webcam during the birds breeding season, click on the webcam that interests you: