On the 1st of April, we spotted a pair of Common Kestrels on the campus of the FRM II of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). As their name already suggests, the birds are quite common. However, their hunting grounds are shrinking due to increasing building development and potential nesting sites are made inaccessible leading to a steady decrease in the kestrel’s population size. To help the kestrels, an eyrie was constructed on the rooftop of the FRM II building. Oddly, the birds prefer the drainage shaft of the UYW building that is currently under construction. Why the kestrels chose the FRM II as their new home, they will have to tell us themselves.