Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday


My house guest is actually a wild bird ...just not a free wild bird.  He would fly away in a minute if he had the chance, but he wouldn't survive with the wing injury he has.  That is why he stays with us  The American Kestrel is a migrating bird ... sensibly, they head south when it gets cold.  For that reason we have to keep him inside in the winter.  But, this week it got up into the 40's which he can tolerate, so we went for a walk in the neighborhood.  It's part of what we do to add to his quality of life.   If you look closely, you can see the little smile on his face :)





Happy WBW, Everyone!

Andrea

15 comments:

  1. What a beautiful little bird. He definitely has a twinkle in his eyes. I guess he knows just how lucky he is to have someone like to care for him. I think what you do is wonderful.

    We're enjoying a couple of mild days with sunshine here. Gosh, it sure feels good. If only it could stay like this till Spring!

    My little guy has been hinting to me that he needs food, so I think I'll go to the kitchen and see what's for lunch. You must be getting quite anxious. Your kids should be home soon. Yeahhhhhh!

    You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

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  2. Oh my that is such a pretty Kestrel. I found one out by the barns here lately

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  3. How beautiful! That must make for an interesting household!

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  4. How beautiful and wonderful that you have him as your charge.

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  5. Stunning. Will his wing ever heal sufficiently for him to fly free? Or is he to be an education bird? Love what you do for him and his relatives. So very much.

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  6. I didn't know you had a wild Kestrel in your home. How marvellous to be living s close to this bird. Great images of this beautiful bird.

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  7. What a splendid little bird - shame about the wing injury. Your changes is 'lit style' sound interesting - I have managed to get thought the 'work till you drop' stage of Jan and am now a little less rushed! (Pause for load cheering!)

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  8. Oh wow, poor Kestrel. I am glad he is being well cared for! He is a beauty. Great post, enjoy your day!

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  9. So so beautiful! I'm so happy he has you to take care of him!

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  10. I think that is a smug look.... nice and warm in the house for the winter ...yep..... he's got it made.... what fun to have him as a houseguest. Much more interesting than relatives that's for sure .....

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  11. What a beauty Andrea. One of the first birds that I rehabbed and released was an American Kestrel and so I am quite fond of them~

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