Kestrali the nankeen kestrel sadly suffered soft tissue injuries and damage to her feathers when she was a hit by a car. Thanks to the team at the #AustraliaZooWildlifeHospital, she is on the road to recovery and is continuing her rehabilitation with a specialised #wildlife carer. The #nankeenkestrel is one of Australia’s smallest #raptors and is in the top ten most commonly seen birds across #Australia.
This is the same Nankeen Kestrel I've posted before. On this occasion I watched her catch a mouse then land in the sand dunes, where she is in this picture, and eat her prey. Lake Macquarie area of NSW.
It's been a productive morning up in Townsville today! This little Nankeen Kestrel was released by Deb and her team (which today was her grandaughter, how sweet!) back to his home after spending some time recovering at the facility, another great success story 😊
Although well known for its hovering ability, this particular Australian Kestrel was in high-speed mode as it zoomed around the Malabar Lookout on Lord Howe Island. There is a small self-introduced population of this falcon here.