With regard to your article on the lost kestrel, she is mine and is safe home again after five days out.
She came back to the garden and was on our fence when I went to feed my other birds.
I offered her some food but she flew off.
I put the others away as they had been out sunning themselves on their perches.
I put some food in the aviary but she wasn’t coming so I fed the others and she tried to steal my male kestrel’s food through the aviary wire.
I shot out from my hiding place as she’d gone down between the aviary and the fence and quickly offered her some food.
She grabbed the food and I grabbed her and put her back in her aviary.
After a thorough check she is fine and has suffered no ill-effects from her time out.
I’d like to say a big thank you to Simon Dell for his help in locating her after I’d thought her completely lost.
Thanks once again.