Where I used to live there was a hole in the eave, and it turned out to be the perfect size and shape for kestrels to make a nest in. You see, they are cavity nesters, and like to find a hole of just the right size and shape to make their nests (luckily it doesn’t have to be a huge hole, as they are the smallest of my local falcons). They are well protected this way. Being on the small side for a raptor, they need the help that they can get to stay safe.
As you may have guessed, this gave me some good opportunities to take photographs of the chicks once they got large enough to start poking their heads out of the nest. The year that I took these photos the parents were able to raise three girls. This photo is of those three girls the day before they fledged (maybe in a few days I will show some photos of them fledging…)