A Kestrel Conundrum

Had a lively day volunteering at the raptor center.  The raccoons are at it again and the education department, regrettably, lost one of their birds.  Those feisty little opportunists have found themselves a quarry of easily-targeted prey and are exploiting it big time.  I'm curious to see how the staff at the center will combat them!

We (unfortunately) had another loss today.  A beautiful male American kestrel had to be euthanized due to a severely fractured, non-repairable ulna.  I was helping radiograph his injuries before it was determined that he had to be put down...

Poor little guy, gone to birdy heaven.