I put up a lot of Kestrel houses in the 70's as part of a Kestrel nesting program and have many thoughts if you are interested. Contact me directly at [log in to unmask]
> Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 11:42:57 -0500
> From: Mundi Smithers <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Kestrals
> I am hoping that someone on this list will be able to give some advice.
> Since moving to this farm several years ago I have been looking for
> Kestrals to no avail. It seems to me that the habitat is perfect......
> lots of open fields. Probably 20+ acres. I have thought of putting up
> a Kestral house but considering the trouble it would be to put one up
> I'd like to be a bit more sure that my habitat is right. Can anyone
> give me some habitat guidance?
> So, if my habitat is Kestral friendly does anyone have plans for a
> Kestral house? The only one I know of is mounted on a telephone pole in
> the meadow behind Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, MA.
> Quite frankly the thought of rounding up a telephone pole and then
> trying to put it up is a bit daunting. Plus, having it up so high
> would make it near impossible to clean.
> There must be a better way!!