I am a Park Manager for a Federal organization. Last fall we initiated a kestrel nestbox program and we are approaching 30 boxes. We've had great success in this, our first season, with over 1/3 of these boxes currently having egg...
Lets try this again. Tried to send a message yesterday & it did not work.
The partnership does want reports of zero activity. They say zero is a valuable number. Not sure you need to report every week tho. Have you read the Monitoring instructions under Partnership Resources? Has some good monitoring info.
Better luck next year! Sharon
May 13, 2013: We checked 24 kestrel nest boxes today. The morning started out at 28 degrees but ended at 62 degrees by noon. We had 5 boxes with kestrels in them. 1 box had a nest shaped in the wood shavings with a kestrel nearby. We had a total of 19 kestrel eggs. It was a must better start to our season than two weeks ago.