How about watching live a Common Kestrel couple’s life that choose to build their nest on the 10th floor of a block of flats in Tîrgu Mureș? Since 2018, we’ve been broadcasting the life of these birds who chose to live in an urban environment.

So, here’s what you should know about the Common Kestrel:

It’s one of the most common birds of prey in Romania. Nesting takes place in almost every habitat, except for closed canopy forests and treeless areas. The kestrel is an urban bird, it may come up in parks and in town centres. They usually take over the nests abandoned by rooks and magpies, but they also nest in the crevices of tall buildings, rooftops or air shafts. In our case, the nest has been somewhat supported by Deák Attila, who lent one of his windows to the kestrel couple.

The Common Kestrel mostly feeds on: rodents, insects, lizards, and they raise up to six chicks, but their number mostly depend on the yearly available resources. Kestrels are very effective hunters as they can see in UV light the scent marks of small rodents.

May you have a lovely season along with the kestrel couple!

Thank you, Deák Attila and Netsoft.

What happened in the nest this year?

April 3 - Couple occupies the nest
April 21 - First egg
May 1 - Last egg (the sixth)
May 26 - First chick hatched
May 28 - Last egg hatched (the sixth)
June 30 - The chicks left the nest

News about Common Kestrels

This Post Has 508 Comments

  1. Moldován Babi

    20:35. Újra látogató a fészekben, tolláról ítélve az egyik fióka.

  2. Magdolna

    Szep estet mindenkinek . Apuka van a feszekben . Orvendek hogy meg lathattam ot .

  3. gobico

    Un pasarica o fost la cuiba!

  4. Kelemen Mária

    8:53 (a kamera szerint) egy vércse tollászkodik a fészekben.

  5. Moldován Babi

    Újra látogató a fészekben, talán az aki a reggel volt! 🤩♥️

  6. Moldován Babi

    Fióka a fészekben, nézelődik. Tollából ítélve fiú.

  7. Gina

    Azi nu merge nici o camera 🙁

  8. Gina

    Pentru cine te faci tu așa frumos?

  9. Gina

    Ora camerei 8:29 este in cuib, cred, un mascul. După punctele de pe penaj sa fie pui?

  10. Magdolna

    Fioka tollaszkodik a feszekben . Nem hittem hogy meg fogom oket latni !!!! Szep napot minenkinek. O zi buna tuturor va doresc .

  11. gobyco

    20:25 Este pasarica la cuib!! Nu mai cenzurati comentariile!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Gina

    Camerele de la Dumbrăvioară s-au blocat in jurul orei 16:30. Sper ca nu s-a întâmplat vreo nenorocire.

  13. Gina

    Camerele de la Dumbrăvioară s-au blocat in jurul orei 26:30. Sper ca nu s-a întâmplat vreo nenorocire.

  14. gobyco

    10:48 este o pasarica la cuib!

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