Maltese falcons, poaching victims, recovered and freed

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This 19 December 2019 video from Malta says about itself:

Five rehabilitated Common Kestrels and a Merlin released back into the wild

In the past days, we released another six rehabilitated birds back into the wild.

All six falcons – five Common Kestrels and a Merlin – were illegal hunting casualties recovered earlier during this year’s autumn hunting season. Following some weeks under our care, the government vet gave her go-ahead for the birds to be released.

All the Common Kestrels (Spanjulett in Maltese) were picked up by members of the public over a period of less than three weeks. The first one was found on 12th October in Girgenti and it was confirmed shot, with several internal pellets and a fractured left wing. The second Common Kestrel was found in Għaxaq on 15th October with a fracture to its left wing. Five days later, on October 20th, another shot…

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