Wind Beneath His Wings

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This is a captive American Kestrel (aka sparrow hawk), on display at a local country fair by a wildlife rehabilitator. It apparently had been raised by a human, then released in the wild, where it was unable to cope and was "rescued" by a well-intentioned person and given to the rehabilitator.

There was a pretty good breeze blowing at the fair, and it was a bit sad to see the kestrel spreading its wings into the wind and going through flying motions, apparently wishing and imagining it was free.


shutterbug - Sep 09, 2008 06:52 AM EDT
Lovely photo also like the title. Carol

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