Flynn is a male American Kestrel. He came to CWC in August 2009. Flynn is unable to be released into the wild due to a wing injury that was unable to heal. Flynn has been a wonderful ambassador for his species since he joined our program.
Wildlife Rehab and Education, Houston, TX: American Kestrel
Fall migration continues as this colorful American kestrel was found sitting on the ground at night. The bird’s rescuer realized that something was not right and brought it in for the night. The next morning she called the Wildlife Center and brought it to the Center. The kestrel was suffering head trauma and damage to a wing. The American kestrel is a small falcon that many gulf coast residents observe during the winter. Kestrels like to sit on power lines and drop down on their prey of rodents and insects. They have been known to hide surplus kills in bushes or cavities to save food for lean times. With the drought this year they may have to work harder to acquire a surplus.