06112017 American Kestrel
I got a call from Bob on Sunday morning to pick up a young American kestral from Joshua Davis of the122 Fighter Wing. They found a kestrel on the floor in the corner if an airplane hanger. It had probably come in through an opening for cables. They used a broom to push her into a box and called Soarin Hawk. I met him by the big stationary planes in front of the facility and brought her to Barb, who checked her out. She seemed healthy, but scared and a little thin. She still had some down feathers on her.
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.