Barn Owl Bill returns a Kestrel to the wild

Hi Everyone

Kestrel release

Kestrel Release Jan 2015

On New Years day a member of the public brought a Kestrel in to us.  He had been found on the road near Penwortham, Preston.  The Kestrel was wet and it looked as though he may have been clipped by a car, although we can’t be sure – he was certainly stunned and being near the road we think he may have been hit.

Thankfully he recovered quite quickly and we released him back to the wild after three days.  We took him back to the area where he had been found and as you can see from the video, he was happy to be back, flying off to see if he had been missed.

Thanks to our volunteer Matt for coming along and shooting the video below.