Kestrel house update: Early spring

Kestrel house update: Early spring

By Solominer | Solominer | 7 May 2020


I set up this large bird house in the late winter, a few months before any Kestrels would be looking for a new home to roost in. The snow came around and gave the house a dusting of snow on top.

Im behind on updates, so next will be a post on mid spring. Since it already is mid spring I will post it as soon as possible.

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panasonic_dmcgh3.png Camera Model Lumix GH3 lens.png Lens Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm-50mm cropfilter1.png Filter none apture.png Aperture f/6.3 Timeexposurevalue.png Shutter Speed 1/125 sec iso.png Film Speed 200 spectrum.png Spectrum Visual Light wavelengh1.png Wavelength 380 through 700 nanometers location.png Location North Georgia USA.

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No signs of birds yet, but it does look pretty cool in the snow. It sways a little bit in the wind but not enough to make me worry about it breaking or being much of an issue.

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It stand about twelve to fifteen feet on the metal rod its attached to. I did not paint it or coat it with anything so hoping it will hold up regardless.

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The house is high up there, but among the trees around it. Still pretty small, with the old trees towering over it.

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Once spring comes around it should serve to be a good home, regardless of what kind of bird moves in. It may take a few years for a Kestrel to find it, but im sure some bird will find a use for it in the mean time.

The long term plan is to attract Kestrels, which will then hopefully protect my fruit trees from small birds. I placed the bird house right by the Cherry trees I planted so I hope this works.

 


 

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Solominer
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I am a user of cryptocurrency and also run infrastructure for multiple Coins and Dapps. I write about my experience with blockchain tech and nature. On the side I use a full spectrum camera to take unique photos in the Infrared and Ultraviolet spectrums.


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