I am very excited to bring you this wonderful live camera on a perch and kestrel boxl in the grounds of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, in Essex.
Working with Denis Stretton and the Birdsy cameras, we have experimented with a range of set-ups to try to bring some unique live cameras online. The kestrel pair here have 4 chicks, which are doing well.
The grounds at Stow Maries provide perfect, unspoiled habitat for all manner of wildlife, due to the fact that it lay dormant for 100 years after WW1, allowing the wildlife to flourish. I have visited & photographed the amazing wildlife there on a number of occasions. The vast majority of the site is open grassland with woodland and although it has no statutory designation, it is home to many species of fauna and flora including all five species of British owls, a rarity in one location, as well as the 22 red listed birds, which have been sighted. Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome works in partnership with Natural England to improve and manage our ecology. As participants in their Entry and Higher level Stewardship schemes, the site work to carefully manage the site to get the very best habitats for the wildlife there.
Kestrel Nest Box