|American kestrel chick.|
You can watch a YouTube video of a kestrel chick eating here. This youngster was orphaned by a Wisconsin storm last week. As shown in this short video, she ate immediately on her own when presented with food and had quite the appetite! She is now growing up hidden from people in a nest cavity placed in one of TRC’s small flight rooms. She shares the room with an adult male kestrel finishing his rehabilitation. Although they are separated, she can see and hear him (he is quite vocal) which helps to reinforce that she is a kestrel too.