06142017 American Kestrel

assessment
treatment
recovering
healthy
Location of Rescue: 
Parkview Mirro Center
UPDATE: After several weeks of exercising her flight muscle in a large aviary, this female kestrel was then put into a pen where live mice were placed in a tub. After two days of catching those live mice, we felt confident that she has the skills and strength to be released into the wild and survive. She was released on a large spacious property in Allen County on Saturday 8.5.17. Another successful release for Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehab.

July 20, 2017
She is flying very well now!  She is in a large flight pen with lots of orphaned kestrels.  When she has had a chance to build up her endurance, she will be released.

June 14, 2017
I got a call at 9:00 a.m. on June 14th to pick up a bird that was
on the ground in front of the Parkview Mirro Center building.  The
caller said it had been on the ground for about an hour.  When I got
there, I found that it was a young female American Kestrel.  When I
approached her, she ran, but could not fly.  I noticed that her right
wing was drooping as she was running.  I used my net to catch her, and
when I picked her up and assessed her, I did not notice any visible
injuries on her.  Her weight was healthy and she was alert.

I took her to Dr. Funnell, and she did not detect any obvious injuries. 
She said she would take her to her office the next morning for x-rays.

She was placed in Homer and Tawney's (male and female Kestrels) pen to
await further assessment.

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