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 UNESCO Weltkulturerbe Ausstellung

rund um die Burg Hasegg 

„Das Flüchtige und das Bleibende: Kindheit“
Bilder, Collagen und Objekte der Künstlerin Margaritha Wanitschek
WANN? Freitag, 20. März 2015 / 19 Uhr



2007 - in the year of the Falco tinnunculus (kestrel) - four small kestrels were raised in the Castle Hasegg by the Mint Hall team. This was a project in ccoperation with the Alpenzoo Innsbruck to give the animals their former habitat back.

Their aerie lies behind the telescreen and is accessible through a small hole in the wall of the tower. A webcam is integrated in the aerie to watch the development of the young kestrels.

The common kestrels starts nesting in April/May. It is a cavity nester, preferring holes in cliffs, trees or buildings; The clutch is normally 3 to 6 eggs which are abundantly patterned with brown spots. Incubation lasts  about 4 weeks. Only the female hatches the eggs while the male is responsible for provisioning her with food. After the eclosions both parents share brooding and hunting duties until the young fledge which is after 4–5 weeks.

In the end of April 2010 a female kestrel laid 5 eggs and we are waiting for the offspring to hatch around the 25th of May.

See our pictures of our differnt kestrels: