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.

In spring 2020, the jackdaw colony in Landshut consisted of 76 birds, thereof 31 couples. This is a slight decrease compared to 2019 with a number of 82 birds, thereof 36 couples.

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.

More information on the website of the Swiss Ornithological Institute.

Live Webcam in the Castle Tower

Watch our gray coals live via the webcam in the castle tower. If you can't see the website at this point, try external webcam access.


Webcam Dohlennest earlier years (archive)


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