Delaware Kestrels: The Saga of K-14

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.