Maltese kestrels freed after recovery

This 17 January 2019 video says about itself:

Three rehabilitated Common Kestrels released on Comino

Another three Common Kestrels were released back into the wild by BirdLife Malta following a period of rehabilitation.

Two of the Common Kestrels (Spanjulett) were illegal hunting casualties found by members of the public during the 2019 autumn hunting season, both during November. One of the shot kestrels was from Nadur in Gozo, and was delivered to our nature reserve at Għadira, whilst the other shot kestrel was picked up by ALE police from Santa Luċija.

The third female kestrel was found underweight and tired in Żejtun also in November 2019. Following some weeks in our care, the government vet gave her approval for all three birds to be released.

These birds were released on Friday, 10th January 2020 on Comino, a protected bird sanctuary where no hunting is permitted, and they are able to acclimatise before carrying on their migration journey.

Footage and editing by Jose Luque Montero.

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