Monday, June 17, 2013

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Look what I found on the ground right behind my house yesterday: a baby falcon!
He was very weak and scared but I've been feeding him very moistered minced beef and he already looks better now. I'm taking him to a wildlife shelter so he can be well taken care of and hopefully he will be released when the time comes.

30 comments:

Arija said...

Feeding him chicken would have been nearer his natural diet. Beef isa very dense meat. Sweet of you to care for him and take him to a place where he will get the best of attention. I hope to see a picture when he is being released into the wild.

JM said...

Arija, I spoke on the phone with the person responsible for the wildlife center and he said that wet minced beef (burger meat) is fine.

wilf said...

He was looking at you to ask for more food? He is cute baby! And he is lucky that you were the one who found him.

Lowell said...

Utterly amazing. I could look at this photo for hours. Looks like something you'd find in a Disney cartoon. Wonderful. How in the world did it land up in your yard, I wonder? So glad you're taking care of it and sending it off to a shelter. I don't think you'd want a full-grown falcon in your house! :)

Gine said...

Une surprise affamée!

Sharon said...

Oh wow, this is such a great photo. You are a very good soul for taking care of this little guy. I'm sure he is much appreciative.

Judy said...

What a wonderful picture! So glad you found this little one and took care of it. I hope they will keep you informed on his progress so that you can tell all of us!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, a sweet rescue!

Kovács Miklós said...

Wow, what a great surprise. Lovely bird and it was very lucky with you!
Greetings.

JM said...

@Lowell: How he got here will remain a mystery! The only thing I can think of is that he might have fallen from a big seagull's beak after having been stolen from a nearby falcon nest... but I will never know if I'm right or not.

ladyfi said...

Oh, isn't he sweet? So glad he's being well taken care of.

orvokki said...

Hope it will be okei. It is so cute.
And you took a very great photo of it.

LONDONLULU said...

How amazing it ended up right behind your place! What a sweet little fellow and very wonderful photo. Also how lovely that you can take care of it until the time comes to hand it over.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Wow! That's great! I hope that he/she will have a great future! :-)

Kind regards from the Netherlands,
Gert Jan

VP said...

I am not an animal lover, but who can resist this one!

Laura. M said...

Él te da las gracias con esa tierna la mirada JM :))
Buen rescate. Espero que se recupere.
Un beso.

cieldequimper said...

So sweet! I'm sure it'll make it, it might even come back to visit you in adulthood!

RedPat said...

Hurray for you saving this little sweetie! I wish him well.

sylvia kirkwood said...

Oh, how wonderful for him that you could save him!! What a great rescue indeed, JM!! Poor little guy, but at least he now has a great chance of growing up!!!

Randy said...

What a cute face.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

What a lucky baby falcon that someone is taking such good care of him!

Duncan in Kuantan
Teaching English with Mr. Duncan

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Awwww JM he's adorable, how vulnerable he looks at this age.. He certainly 'landed' in the right spot :)

Halcyon said...

Wow! That's a real surprise find. He is adorable!! I'm sure your TLC will get him off on the right foot. :)

Mirela said...

Oh my god, he's sooooo cute! I'm glad you decided to save him, he has no idea how lucky he was...

brattcat said...

jm, you are a hero!

Stefan Jansson said...

Good of you to help the poor bird.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Poor guy looks pretty scared. Lucky him that it was you who found him. Hope you'll do follow-up so we can see him grow.

Hilda said...

Oh my goodness, the poor dear! I'm so glad you found him.

Cezar and Léia said...

Esse amiguinho é muito fofo!Você tem um coraçao enorme e lindo, obrigada por cuidar dele com tanto carinho e amor!
Abraços
Léia
*** adorei o comentario do brattcat, simmmmmmmmm vc é nosso heroi!

Dina said...

Oh, bless you, JM!

And this photo should win a prize.
Good luck to the little guy.