05302018 American Kestrel - 1

Location of Rescue: 
Fort Wayne, IN
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
Young, stuck in airport hangar
UPDATE: 07/05/2018: - This juvenile American kestrel is doing well! As soon as she matures a bit longer we will make sure sh can catch live prey and then will release her! 08/28/2018. This bird was released
Via volunteer Pam:

On May 30th, 2018, Soarin' Hawk got a call about an owl in an airplane hangar at the Ft. Wayne airport.  The caller said it could not fly, and they had it contained in a bathroom.  I took my Kevlar gloves, expecting an owl, and when I opened the bathroom door, it was a kestrel!

We could hear birds chirping up in the rafters of the hangar, and we saw pellets on the floor, but could not determine where exactly the nest was, so we brought the young female to ICU.  There was a little blood on her tongue, possibly from falling from the nest, but otherwise she was healthy.  We put her in a cage with another young kestrel, and she will be transferred to the pens for fostering from our two educational kestrels until she is old enough to be released.

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