Dick Tuttle

September 28, 2010
A female kestrel in K-2 snuggles against her nestlings. Unfortunately, her remaining eggs failed to hatch.

Delaware Kestrels: The Saga of K-14

For the last eighteen years, Dick Tuttle and Dick Phillips have monitored a fifty-mile-long trail of roadside kestrel nestboxes found mostly in the northwest corner of Delaware County. Every nest has its story, and each family's nesting cycle has its own chapters of survival over time.  In this article, Dick Tuttle tells us the story of nest K-14, a most intriguing history that played out as the latest and last kestrel nest of the 2010 season.

May 23, 2010
Kestrel Chicks in Nest Box Box 16 at Gallant Woods Preserve

Kestrels and Ospreys: May, 2010

Dick Tuttle provides us with another update on American Kestrels and Ospreys nesting in Delaware County.  Read Dick's latest update on his efforts and the nesting success of these popular species.

April 24, 2010
Kestrel with Eggs in Nest Box #3

Kestrels and Ospreys: April, 2010

Dick Tuttle provides us with a spring update on American Kestrels and Ospreys nesting in the "homes" that he and his colleagues provide for them in Delaware County.  Read Dick's latest update on his efforts and the nesting success of these popular species.

February 15, 2010
Eastern Screech Owlets in Nest Box

2009 Bluebird Trail Production: Delaware and Alum Creek State Parks

Columbus readers may be interested to know about the successes that Dick Tuttle is achieving with bluebird nesting trails and other nest boxes in Delaware and Alum Creek State Parks immediately to our north.  Owl lovers will be delighted to hear about Eastern Screech Owl nesting, and Dick reports that American Kestrels had a good year.  Read on for the details.

August 12, 2009
A "nest jar" being visited by a Prothonotary Warbler

The 2009 Quest for Nesting Prothonotary Warblers

I report on five successful Prothonotary Warbler nests that produced 22 fledglings among two nestbox projects in Delaware County, Ohio.