05232016 American Kestrel-1

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UPDATE: Lisa released 1 of 2 kestrels that were rescued at Brunswick Boats in Fort Wayne. Aaron Pogue called in the rescue on 5.23.16. When #2 kestrel has passed his/her live catch, he/she will be released also at this area. Aaron has reported since the rescue, he has seen another kestrel in the area and wasn’t sure if it could be a parent or a sibling. We are making every attempt at returning the same kestrels to the rescue area.

5232016-AMKE-01 AND -02.   SHRR received a call from Aaron Pogue at Brunswick Boats about a baby kestrel that was found in their building. I went to Brunswick Boats and met with a gentleman who had found the baby American Kestrel. As we walked around listening and looking for Mom and Dad we discovered a 2nd baby. I was able to just reach out and pick up baby #2. Both babies were yelling for Mom and Dad but we saw nothing. After approximately 30 minutes of listening and looking around I decided to transport the babies to Dr. Funnell. I took them to Pine Valley Vet's and met Dr. Pat there. Both babies looked a little thin. Baby 1's keel was a 4-5 and Baby #2's keel was a 3-4. Brunswick Boats has requested the babies be returned to the area if possible. They also ask for advance notice as some of the people might like to see the release!!

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