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January 02, 2011

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Victoria

That's so sad. What a beautiful it was.

Karin/Southern Meadows

That is tragic! He was a beautiful bird with lovely plumage. I have never seen this bird in the wild before so I think it is special that you get them to come in your garden. I don't envy you having to go out and take him off the fence and dispose of him. I hope your new year gets off to a better start this week.

Sweetbay

Ugh, poor Kestrel.

Have you heard about all of the Blackbirds (Red-Winged mostly) that dropped out of the sky in Arkansas? First thoughts were that it was caused by a high level hailstorm..

Janet

That is just sad. I hope it died quickly. What a beautiful bird.

Dana

Oh Kathleen - so sorry that happened! Awful thing to have to deal with. Reminded me of the time in South Dakota when a fawn was caught in my fence. Thankfully I was able to get him out and he lived. The fence came down!

Donna

I will have a hard time forgetting this image. Such a shame. I too hope his death came quickly. He was such a magnificent creature.

Kala

Oh, that's terrible Kathleen. I hope he died quickly without pain.

AngryRedhead

Oh, wow, I definitely don't envy the extraction and burial, but it's very odd the bird didn't see the fence since they have amazing sight. Hawks can figure out how to get at chickens without getting injured. It seems they can even see fishing line. Perhaps you could put a second intersecting layer of chicken wire up?

MarkNDenver

And the American Kestrel is such a beauty...

It may be better to put up a second strand of "rabbit wire" which is smaller than "chicken wire" - and is even sturdier.

Sorry for our loss of the Kestrel.

Lona

Oh, what a shame and such a beautiful bird. It must have been really moving fast to have gotten its head through the wire. I have a window on my gardening bench and the birds kept trying to fly through it and would break their necks. It made me so sad so I hung things on and over the glass panes to help. I know it will be sad for you when extracting it from the fence.

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