Off The Grill
Garage mechanics came to the rescue of a kestrel which achieved the remarkable feat of flying into the grille of a car while it was being driven on a road in Norfolk. Luckily for the bird of prey, the driver of the car quickly realised what had happened, slowed down and headed to a garage for assistance. After being successfully extricated from the car, the bird was taken to the local RSPCA centre where it is being looked after. Incredibly an X ray revealed the bird had no broken bones. Sue Levings from East Winch wildlife centre said “Apart from tail feather damage, the bird is making a good recovery. He is receiving treatment for a wound, but it is eating well and it seems bright.” It is hoped the kestrel will be released back to the wild soon. Animal welfare officer Craig Plumley said “It is the first time I have known it happen in the 19 years I have been working at the RSPCA…He got hit by the car at the exact moment it swooped up…very unfortunate timing”. What are the odds?