Look into the jackdaw's nest
Around Landshut Castle, there is a colony of about 80 grey jackdaws. These intelligent birds belong to the raven family and are protected in Switzerland. In Landshut, they breed in tree cavities and specially-made bird houses. From the castle courtyard, one can observe them well. The webcam is installed in one of the bird houses just underneath the castle tower's roof.
The nest is prepared for breeding in April. From mid to late April, the female lays between three and six eggs.
After an incubation period of about 16 to 20 days, the baby birds hatch. If the upbringing goes well, the young fly out in the middle or end of June.
From july to october, the empty nesting box is sporadically visited by jackdaws that come individually or in pairs. They do never stay long, though.
In spring 2022, the jackdaw colony in Landshut consisted of 35 breeding couples and 83 individuals. This means a slight decrease compared to 2021 with 38 couples.
From May 2022 the webcam was available again via the homepage.
The pictures were showing young, already feathered nestlings, there were three! In the week of 14-18 june, the three young jackdaws fledged from the nest out into the castle courtyard!
More information about jackdaws and other birds on the website of the Swiss Ornithological Institute.
Live Webcam in the Castle Tower