06082019 American Kestrel - 1

Location of Rescue: 
Hartford City, IN
Admission Date: 
Cause of Admission: 
Separated from nest
UPDATE: 08/19/19 This young Kestrel is officially considered released. It was a successful use of the Hack Box

Via volunteer Cathy:

I received a call from Lynne, our rescue dispatcher, regarding a very small kestrel that had been found in the middle of the street by Jennifer and her family. Jennifer called it in to Soarin' Hawk after feeding it with baby parrot food.  I drove to Hartford City and made contact with Jennifer. They had the baby confined in a box.  It was alert and chirped off and on most of the way back to the ICU.  Jillian met me at the ICU and fed it some meal worms and mice then placed it in the incubator for a well-deserved rest.

This little kestrel is healthy, just very young.  It has been moved to a volunteer's home for close observation and frequent feedings.  It will eventually be moved to the rehabilitation facility with the other young kestrels.

07/01/2019 - This kestrel is healthy, just young. He has been moved in with the other young kestrels we have. When it is determined that he can take care of himself, he will be released where he was found.

08/14/19 This young Kestrel is doing well . He will be placed in a Hack Box for his eventual release

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