The birds were counted in January this year during the national Kestrel count day; and ± 3000 birds were recorded inclusive of those in the adjoining trees. That was an increase in number from last year.
This year they departed almost at the same time as last year but only a day earlier.In 2009 they arrived and departed earlier (look at the table below).It will be interesting to watch their arrival and departure in the coming season.
The roost tree is now deserted after the departure. The evenings are all quiet now.
The morning of the departure. Getting ready for the long journey back to Asia and Europe.Mostly are Lesser Kestrels and Amur Falcons
Arrivals and departures in the last three years
Year period Arrival Departure
2008-9 28/10/2008 23/03/2009
2009-10 09/11/2009 03/04/2010
2010-11 13/11/2010 02/04/2011
You can also follow the link below for more information on their migratory route: