Good evening, I am a kestrel and I LIKE TO YELL AT THINGS.
In fairness to Felix, most things are potential predators when you only weigh 100 grams.
Felix is an American Kestrel, an education ambassador at WildCare, Inc. in Bloomington, IN. He was unable to be released because he was raised by humans and imprinted on people, so he wouldn’t be able to survive in the wild. Although it’s sad that he can’t have a normal kestrel life, he is a fantastic education bird because of how much he really enjoys being around people!
Farewell, my sweet friend. I had the pleasure of working with this character at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center for several years, and I still visited him regularly. Such a tiny little creature leaves such a big vacancy. I love you buddy.