A few years ago near Cordoba we found an abandoned building and decided to explore. When we reached the third floor, we found a kestrel chick and, while we quickly took a few photos, saw the parents circling outside. One had a few feathers missing and I'm pretty sure they were the ones I picked up before we slipped out of the house, hoping we hadn't disturbed the birds too much.
THE LESSER KESTREL
The #lesserkestrel ( Falco Naumanni ) is a bird of prey belonging to the Falconidae family.
The lesser kestrel has a very wide area of deployment that includes Europe, Asia and Africa.
In Europe you can find it in the southern regions such as Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Poland and the former Soviet Union. It tends to spend the winter in Africa in particular in the Mediterranean regions.
In Italy it is present mainly in the southern regions such as Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicily and Sardinia.
The natural habitat of the lesser kestrel is made up of barren lands, arid and open with low vegetation, composed mainly of grass and shrubs, where it is able to find food more easily. In winter it settles in the African savannah. It is a migratory species and attends our country during the breeding season, between March and September. The lesser kestrel nests mostly in caves and holes in Puglia and Basilicata, located under the roof spaces and in the facades of the old buildings of historic centers.
I belong to a family of doctors and veterinarians. Our roofs provide the perfect place for the falcons to build their nests and The Tower is competent body active in the field of wildlife protection.
Our action , along with LIFE and " Un falco per Amico ", aims at creating a #Nursery for the Falco Naumanni chicks fallen from their nest and/or for adult specimens wounded or in trouble.