I got a text from Donna at the Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital yesterday, asking if I could transport a young American Kestrel to The Raptor Trust.
Apparently some well-meaning soul had found the young falcon and called animal rescue in Passaic County, separating the young bird from its parents and nest.
American Kestrels are birds of Special Concern in New Jersey, and I was happy to give this young guy a lift.
I drove the falcon down to The Raptor Trust, along with a young Mourning Dove.
More about American Kestrels here. More about The Raptor Trust here.
I hope to post an update at some point with more information as to where it was found, and how it is doing.
(Thanks to The Raptor Trust, Donna and the Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital!)