kestrel nest boxes
This is going to be so much fun! We have several birds of prey living on or near the ranch. They include barn owls, great horned owls, burrowing owls, red tail and harrier hawks, golden eagles and kestrel's. These wonderful birds act as winged varmint control here at 3 Horse Ranch.
Last fall we decided to build nest boxes for the kestrels here at the ranch. The kestrel boxes are ready! Placed 1/2 mile apart, we expect to install up to 10 boxes throughout the ranch. The boxes arrived today. We plan to place them this week, kestrel boxes, hopefully they will be populated quickly and a new crop of kestrels will begin life here in Idaho.
This is all part of our approach to organic wine growing here at 3 Horse Ranch. We are proud to be able to build habitat and encourage these lovely birds and hope to watch them grow. Watch this space, we might be able to get some pics this spring!