American Kestrels

Two American kestrels are nesting in a gravel-bottomed nest near Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin. Their nest box, located on the side of a traditional limestone-footed barn, overlooks a rolling grassland that slopes away into the folded hills and forests of the Driftless. A nearby stream cuts through deeply incised limestone to join the Mississippi river four miles west of the nest. This wonderful combination of grassland, forest, and water has supported kestrels for over 25 years and is an excellent … Continue reading American Kestrels