Wordless Wednesday- Baby Kestrel Falcon

Okay, this won’t be as wordless as it should be, but I must fill you in… 🙂

My kids came running to me one afternoon last week shouting that we had a baby bird on our front doorstep.  When I looked out the window I saw this beautiful little one:

Kestrel Falcon sitting

I immediately knew it wasn’t just an ordinary bird, and called a local rescue place to see if they would take her; we have far too many cats in the neighborhood and I feared she wouldn’t survive long.  After describing her, I was told it was a Kestrel Falcon, and that with the extreme heat we’ve been having here in Phoenix, many of these babies try to leave the nest to escape the heat when their wings just aren’t quite ready yet.  They would take her if I could bring her to them.   No problem! I grabbed a kennel, a towel, and my camera (of course!) and caught her.  Bless her heart, she tried to fly away, but couldn’t barely get up off the ground.

Kestrel Falcon Standing

We drove her to the rescue place and got to see how well they care for all of the birds they take in.  This little girl just needed a little bit longer to strengthen her wings and put on a bit of weight, and she’d be ready to return to the wild!

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Comments

  1. Wow! She is absolutely beautiful. I am so glad you were able to rescue her.

  2. What a beautiful bird! That’s great that you rescued her.

  3. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Oh how pretty she is and how wonderful of you to have done that. You’re awesome!

  4. How neat! I’m glad you were able to save her! 🙂

  5. Marlene says:

    What a neat thing for your kids to expeience and that you all got to be a part of saving her.

  6. So wonderful that they were able to take her. So thankful she landed on your step! Sorry it’s so hot there!

  7. Alesha she is magnificent! I am so proud of you that you took her to a rescue! We have wildlife rescues here too, all over the place. I’ve volunteered off and on feeding baby birds at home. I am so happy she will be good to return to the wild!

  8. I love birds they are so cute 🙂

  9. That snoz is so distinctive! what a beautiful bird.

  10. What a beautiful bird! So glad you found her and were able to take her somewhere she could get proper care and be released back into the wild.

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