06142017 American Kestrel
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.