Readers’ wildlife video and photo

It looks as if Stephen Barnard has been successful in getting the kestrels Boris and Natasha to use the nest box he built and affixed to his garage. Or so his video suggests. His notes:

Like you, I’ve been curious about whether Boris and Natasha are using the nest box. This evening I set up a camera on a tripod and started recording. After reviewing about two hours of video I came up with this. I think it’s safe to say there’s a brood in the box.

And a photo I just got:

This shows the size difference nicely.


  1. Mark Sturtevant
    Posted April 28, 2018 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Cigars for everyone!

  2. rickflick
    Posted April 28, 2018 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Excellent! Glad to see the Kestrels are on the increase. They are a delightful creature.

  3. Christopher
    Posted April 28, 2018 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Your next assignment is to rig up a camera system to film inside the nest box. How cool would that be to have your own nest cam?!

  4. Jenny Haniver
    Posted April 28, 2018 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    This is just the best.

  5. Mark R.
    Posted April 28, 2018 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Good job! You must be a proud father… 🙂

  6. Posted April 28, 2018 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Still really cute.

  7. Posted April 28, 2018 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    This is wonderful and exciting news, Stephen!

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