Brendan put the kestrel in an open topped box on the terrace in the hope that it's mother would come looking for it, but nothing...not a peep. :( No sign of mum and not a sound from the little birdie!
Brendan has been trying to give it a drop or two of water using a syringe, because in this heat it wouldn't take long for it to become dehydrated. Virginia, Brendan's fiance, found a small cage so that it can be protected overnight, and they've been making enquiries with a friend who hunts using Birds of Prey; apparently Kestrels are a protected species and if you're found with one you can be fined up to €3,000!!!! So tomorrow they'll be taking it to the Guardia Civil in the hope that they'll know what to do with it.......
Now if it had been an African Grey..........
UPDATE: Brendan called Seprona in Sevilla, which is the part of the guardia civil that deals with animals and they asked for a photo of the bird. It turns out that this little one is an
cernicalo, which is a Kestrel, but it isn't a 'common' Kestrel but one that is a protected species in danger of extinction!!!! So they are coming to collect it tomorrow morning!
All's well that ends well!!!
"Have you anything stronger?" says little baby Kestrel....(Brendan's photo).