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Old 29-05-2015, 10:35 AM
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Default Wild Kestrel Chick Fall from Nest

I wonder if someone can give me advice on care of a wild kestrel chick which seems to have fallen from a nest.

I live in a top floor high apartment in Alexandria, Egypt and have watched over the last month a pair of kestrels makes a nest in a vent above a window. This morning I have found a chick which looks unharmed sitting on my window sill some 2 m below the nest. I believe it will be about 4 weeks old and it seems unharmed but frightened.

It has presumably either fallen or failed in a first flight attempt. Parent birds seem to still be looking at it and possibly still feeding it.

I will obviously leave it alone for now in the hope that it will recover to fly away but is there any food or assistance I can give it.
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Old 29-05-2015, 12:11 PM
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Tempted to say leave it and keep back ...good luck ...
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Old 29-05-2015, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: Wild Kestrel Chick Fall from Nest

Absolutely right for now thank you. I am hoping it will fly soon as I can now see 3 chicks looking eager to fly from the nest and the 1 on the sill is flexing its wings.
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Old 29-05-2015, 12:48 PM
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Two of the three above;


And the one below;

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Old 29-05-2015, 03:35 PM
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Default Re: Wild Kestrel Chick Fall from Nest

I would leave it. They look about ready to leave the nest. They look like Rock Kestrels.
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