06012016 American Kestrel

assessment
treatment
recovering
healthy
Location of Rescue: 
Kendalville
UPDATE: #06012016-AMKE This little American Kestrel was found in Kendalville with no parents around. It is not quite ready to be on its own. Thanks to Kendalville Animal Clinic for being the drop off point for her and for taking radiographs for us! No injuries were found. She will go in a flight pen with other orphaned kestrels.

A lady named Julie Kessler found a American Kestrel in her yard laying in some tall grass. She didn't want the bird to get injuryed by other animals so she called Our 24 hr rescue line. I was sent out to get the bird in Kendallville. When got there,  I couldn't find any physically injuries but, The bird was a little thin and dehydrated. I realized this bird was young and sometimes young birds are not very good at being out their own yet. So I hydrated the bird and got it to our Vet, where the bird could be thoroughly examined. I am happy to report the young male Kestrel is eating well on his own now and should be ready for release after a short stay at our rehab. 

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