Shot kestrel successfully rehabbed and released

kestrel shot Ryedale 2015 2 - CopySome good news for a change….

In February we blogged about a kestrel with a shotgun injury that was being cared for by the amazing Jean Thorpe of the Ryedale Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in North Yorkshire (see here).

What sort of moron shoots a kestrel?

Jean had posted a pitiful photo of the victim with its leg bandaged – a photo that led to a fundraising campaign to help Jean buy material for a new rehab aviary (see here).

Yesterday, Jean posted the following update on this kestrel’s progress:

The shotgun shot kestrel was successfully released back to Storwood. He went spectacularly well, hovering over farmland and looking wonderful. My thanks to Mark Naguib of Battlefatts Vets, Stamford Bridge, York for amazing veterinary work and Craig Ralston of NE for support and wonderful pictures. It’s so uplifting when it works out!

kestrel shot Ryedale 2015 released - Copy


10 Responses to “Shot kestrel successfully rehabbed and released”

  1. 1 maureen mcgarvey
    March 17, 2015 at 10:11 am

    What a lovely story and lovely to know how much people care :) x

  2. 2 Chris Roberts
    March 17, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Wonderful news. Thank you Jean, so nice to realize that the entire human race are not all scumbags, that just enjoy killing animals and birds.

  3. 3 Les Wallace
    March 17, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Yes thanks Jean you are magic!

  4. March 17, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Some Good News for a change. Onwards and up Mr. Kestrel.

  5. 6 Marco McGinty
    March 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    Well done to Jean and her team.

  6. 7 nirofo
    March 17, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Excellent news and fantastic work by Jean Thorpe and all the other people helping her. Let’s now hope that somebody has the guts to shop the moron who shot the bird to the police.

  7. 8 Me
    March 17, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    A very well done to everyone,great news.I’d love to buy all concerned a drink or even a nice cuppa :)

  8. 9 Tony Warburton MBE
    March 18, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Great work Jean. So glad to learn you are still ‘at it’!

  9. 10 Mo Richards
    March 18, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Well done Jean & friends!

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