Gently moving the kestrel away from the highway and out of the rain.
It looks physically fine so hoping the cat hasn't harmed it.
The RR had said to bring him in to see if his wings seemed intact. My Daughter was very happy to help.
He never attempted to move his wings, so I had her gently lift her hand and then descend. It was a great moment to see that his wings did work well!
He rested perched on my chair as I finished examination for injuries.
Despite being unable to fly yet, he could definitely hop well. He caught us off-guard here! Such a great sign that he will be able to fly soon.
Finally! An adult appears to take custody.
A second adult appears.
One of the adults watches me from across the highway as I release him from the cage.
I am dive bombed while walking to the other kestrel I see across the yard. I was never touched.
His beautiful sister!
Finally reunited with his family. They were cautious, but allowed me to photograph them together.
Farewell and good luck! Stay away from the hwy and up away from that cat!
They have such a beautiful home...