06142020-American Kestrel-1

assessment
treatment
recovering
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Location of Rescue: 
Butler IN
Admission Date: 
06/14/2020
Cause of Admission: 
Orphaned
UPDATE: 07/18/2020 We were able to release 6 of our orphaned American Kestrels today

On Sunday June 14th Erin Diaz from Butler, IN had called several places and been directed to Soarin’Hawk to call Lynn that a baby kestrel had fallen out of the nest from their barn and had been possibly been attacked by the family cat; Erin has secured him in a cat carrier.Once I got there, I looked him over but found not visible injuries; he was alert and vocal. I transported him to ICU and met with Kim Nedberg for further assessment. He was able to fly, weight was good and was found to have no injuries. She assessed the bird was a male.

06/18/2020 This appears to be a healthy orphaned American Kestrel. We will keep him in our treatment facility until we determine that he can eat well on his own. Then we will move him to our rehabilitation unit with some other orphaned American Kestrels until they are old enough to be released

06/29/2020 We felt this young kestrel has progressed enough to be moved out to the rehabilitation pens with the other orphaned kestrels

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