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Wes, American Kestrel
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Wes, the American Kestrel Falco sparverius

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Wes Wes the American Kestrel and his sister Ella are imprinted on people, confiscated from someone in Helena that had them as pets, against the law. They share a large enclosure with limbs, shelves and a tree. Both are hand fed mice, generously donated from a genetics lab, THANKS! The kestrels are particularly vocal, alerting us when wild Bald Eagles fly through the yard. "Killy, killy, killy..." Wes was the star at a recent school assembly in Missoula for 300 elementary-aged zoologists. He and his sister are named after jazz-heroes – Wes Montgomery is “the gold standard” for guitar!

The kestrels are particularly vocal, alerting us when wild Bald Eagles fly through the yard. "Killy, killy, killy..." Wes was the star at a recent school assembly in Missoula for 300 elementary-aged zoologists. He and his sister are named after jazz-heroes – Wes Montgomery is “the gold standard” for guitar!


  • Date Acquired: 12/18/2013
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