Placing Your Box:
1. Height: Hang the Kestrel Nesting Box at a medium height of 4 to 8 meters (13 to 26 feet) from the ground. Kestrels prefer nesting in elevated locations such as trees.
2. Open Habitat: Position the box in open countryside setting or agricultural area, ideally near fields or meadows where kestrels can hunt for their preferred prey: rodents and small mammals.
3. Orientation: Face the entrance of the box towards a sheltered direction, away from prevailing winds and direct sunlight. This ensures a comfortable and protected environment for nesting kestrels.
4. Clear Flight Path: Ensure there are no obstructions obstructing the flight path to the box, such as branches or wires. Kestrels require a clear approach and departure route for easy access.
5. Privacy and Seclusion: Choose a location away from high human activity or disturbance. Kestrels prefer quiet and secluded environments for nesting and hunting.