Lakeside Nature Center
Arrived at Lakeside Nature Center on November 20, 2002.
This male kestrel was found near Hwy 291 in Independence, Missouri. He was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder and a head injury. The wing's mobility never fully recovered so he could not be released back into the wild. He acclimated to people and became a perfect candidate for Lakeside Nature Center education programs. We received permission from U.S. Fish and Wildlife to make him a permanent resident of the Center.
Natural history notes.
Check out this kestrel's picture gallery.
For more information on American Kestrels, check out the Critter Corner entry.