The Kestrel (Falco tinninculus) in Ayrshire
Since 1972 the Kestrel populations of 2 study areas in Ayrshire, South West Scotland, have been monitored on an annual basis. This long term unbroken sequence of monitoring involves determining the full breeding cycle of kestrels in 30-35 nesting territories.
The data is analysed and submitted as part of the South Strathclyde Raptor Study Group report which is collated by the Raptor Monitoring Officer with material from other species in Scotland and published as an annual report.
This monitoring is vital to produce accurate information on the status of raptors to enable rational decisions to be made on their conservation.
2017 SATELLITE TAGGING UPDATE
With funding from Forestry Commission Scotland and the Dumfries and
Galloway Raptor Study Group, six GPS satellite tags were sourced from
Biotrack Ltd. On 11 June they were attached to six fully feathered
young kestrels by Dave Anderson, assisted by myself, Graeme Anderson and Jim Thomson.
2017/2016 REPORTS NOW AVAILABLE
Our website has now been updated with Satellite Tagging reports for 2015 - 2017.
Please click the link below to access and review this data.