Arrived at Lakeside Nature Center on October 6, 2002.
female kestrel was found on the
ground in Gladstone, Missouri. Her dislocated left
shoulder was bandaged. After several weeks, the bandage
removed, but she did not recover full mobility in her wing and
could not be released. She had acclimated to people and
became a perfect candidate for Lakeside Nature Center education
programs. Permission was received from U.S. Fish and
Wildlife to make her a permanent resident of the Center.
Natural History Notes.
Kestrels can hover high in the air and use their excellent
eyesight to spot prey. They like to hunt over large,
Female kestrels have a brown streaked chest. They also
have banded or striped tail feathers and wings which lack
the blue-gray color of the males.
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