I was able to release this American Kestrel at my Angels Among Us Youth Camp for all of the kids to see. My how the kids have grown since then. Disclaimer: The rescued raptors shown here were suffering from varied ailments. I rescued them as part of my professional duties. Please check with your individual state and the federal government for rules and regulations regarding raptor rescue. All raptors that I have rescued were turned over to a Federal and State Licensed Raptor Rehabilitation Center for their rehabilitation and release.