Many thanks to Rick Banks for fixing the kestrel box into place. We greatly appreciate his effort for bravely scrambling up a long ladder and screwing the box into place.
Kestrels have tried and failed to nest on our riverside for the last two years, I believe due to disturbance from the volume of walkers. So the idea was to create a new home in a more secluded area. Fingers crossed, they will manage to rear a new family in this location.
Kestrels eat mainly insects worms and voles and are mostly seen hovering along the side of roads. They suffer from loss of habitat, pesticides and secondary poisoning from rat/mice poison.
We need to add some other boxes and will be doing this in the next few weeks.