News About The Raptor Center, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Meet Darner the Female American kestrel
You may have already met Darner, one of our female American kestrels, but didn't know it! Darner has been a part of the education winged ambassador team, but has only recently gotten a name. Why "Darner"? Green darner dragonflies migrate about the same time that many of the kestrels move south. This gives the kestrels meals "on the go", so to speak, when they travel.
Darner was hatched in 2009. She was found near Austin, MN. She is blind in her right eye, and cannot vocalize.