Are you wise enough to know what these are?
Don’t be fooled, they’re not owls, but baby kestrels – and we don’t see many of those at the RSPCA.
They were found shaking at the bottom of a tree after falling out of a nest – they had very few feathers and needed help quickly.
Road to recovery
Luckily the RSPCA swooped in and the orphans are now recovering well at our Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire. Soon they will be able to stretch their wings in the outdoor aviaries, before being released into the wild.
“We don’t get orphaned kestrels very often so it has been incredible to watch them develop as each day passes,” says Lee Stewart, manager at the centre. “They were very lucky to have been found when they were, as there’s no way they would have been able to survive on their own.”