Kelly Martin has a couple of new patients today. Here are her photos and posts from Facebook (shared with permission).
Peregrine Falcons, by Wes Laraway
The Peregrine is a very common medium sized falcon that is found worldwide on every continent except for Antarctica. [...] Peregrine Falcons have been prized by falconers for over 3,000 years, and Peregrine Falcons also get the honor of being the "fastest animal on earth." Normal flying speed is between 25 to 35 MPH but they have been clocked doing over 220 MPH when they go into a fast dive (or stoop) while hunting.
June 18th Patient: American Kestrel baby
This very young American Kestrel came to us for help, thanks to an observant friend of NYWRC, on Father's Day. Kestrels are our smallest North American falcon. They are fairly common in our area, in part thanks to a nest box placement program that New York Wildlife Rescue is part of. American Kestrels nest at … Continue reading June 18th Patient: American Kestrel baby
Green Chimneys Birds of Prey Day
As always, our friends at Green Chimneys in Brewster, New York put on an amazing event. New York Wildlife Rescue Center has been attending for the last several years, and are never disappointed.
Big thanks go out to Green Chimneys, their staff, their other exhibitors, and all of the fabulous guests who stopped by to say hello. Oh, and we can't forget to thank the birds!