Went to pick up a Kestrel, that the gentleman had had for some 3 days; this gentleman said he tried calling everyone, but no-one knew we existed. I met him for the transfer of the bird at a Love’s gas station. He was running late and it was an interesting wait watching a great diversity of folks going into the gas station. When the caller arrived, he had the bird in a medium size dog cage. We made the transfer and the bird went back to ICU.
It had to be one of the smallest Kestrel’s I’ve every held and one of the fiestiest. Continually taloning and pecking. There appeared to be nothing wrong with the bird. As always I pray for the safe return of these birds to the wild.
Prayers for you little guy.
06/19/2020 This appears to be a healthy young kestrel. She is a little dehydrated so she was treated with subcutaneous fluids. We will monitor her in our treatment facility until she is eating well on her own. Then she will be transferred to our rehabilitation facility until she is old enough to be released
06/29/2020 We have moved this young kestrel out to the rehabilitation facility with the other orphaned kestrels