Date: 4/5/18 4:15 pm
From: Jane Stein <jeshawks...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Kestrels
I spent years tending kestrel boxes, and sometimes they can evict
starlings, sometimes they just go find another spot. The temperament
varies a lot-- some K-birds are ferocious defenders of territory, some
are honestly just wimps.

Good luck! (If you have a ladder that can get you up there, cleaning
out the starling nest before they have eggs will help. After eggs,
forget about it.)


On 4/5/2018 6:59 PM, Mundi Smithers wrote:
> Our pair sitting high on the electric wire just above the nest box. They weren’t seen at all today but made a cameo appearance around 6:00 this evening. On Tuesday I spotted a Starling pitching shaving out of the Kestrel box and my heart fell. Seeing this fierce pair sitting there this evening gives me hope!
> Mundi
> North Pownal
> Mundi Smithers
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> Arthur C Clarke (1917-2008)
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