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Awaiting conclusion.

A knock on the window of Falcon Cottage the other day was an unexpected visit from neighbours Tom and Sam. They brought with them a sad little visitor. Sam took a female kestrel from under her coat and laid it out on the worktop. She had found it in the middle of a field, semi-moribund. As I tried to explore the breastbone for fat deposits a set of very sharp talons immediately clenched my hand. Not that moribund then! It was severely undernourished. Given it was late in the day I asked Sam to put it in a dark box in a warm place overnight. If it was still alive in the morning it needed fluids and food and should be taken for rehabilitation. We await a conclusion.

UPDATE: Sadly the young lady died overnight. Perhaps a little too weak to make it.

Kestrel

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2 Responses to “Awaiting conclusion.”


  1. February 16, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Awww. …I hope it recovers!


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