05262017 American Kestrel - 1
He is eating very well and is very feisty. We work very hard at not imprinting this young of a bird- if it is imprinted to a human, it thinks it is a human and not a kestrel. An imprinted bird cannot be released back into the wild.
The juvenile American Kestrel is doing well, eating a lot and is active in its box. It is slowly replacing its down with feathers.
This is a healthy immature orphaned American Kestrel. It is currently in a big flight pen with 12 other orphaned kestrels! It is flying well. Later we will make sure it catches live prey before being released.