Black-shouldered Kite

Whilst out horse riding we came across this juvenile Black-shouldered Kite who appeared injured. When we had a closer look we discovered that he had a badly broken wing. We took him to a rehab centre where he will given food, kept warm and quiet tonight. Reassess tomorrow morning but it doesn't sound promising.
Sad that this young kite was injured - but hopefully he will bounce back.

Lovely shot
posted February 19th, 2017  
Lovely capture, hopefully he will survive.
posted February 19th, 2017  
Do hope he makes it
posted February 19th, 2017  
I agree with everyone, hope he will be okay.
posted February 19th, 2017  
How amazing. Hope he will be fine
posted February 19th, 2017  
A beautiful animal, sad it's injured, hopefully it will recover
posted February 19th, 2017  
Excellent capture, details
posted February 19th, 2017  
Wow - stunning and a Fav
posted February 19th, 2017  
Oh dear I hope its not bad news
posted February 19th, 2017  
great shot.. fav
posted February 19th, 2017  
Oh poor love, I hope he can recover. He is magnificent.
posted February 19th, 2017  
You've given this bird such a happy ending. Fav for the tight POV
posted February 19th, 2017  
So clear and detailed!
posted February 19th, 2017  
Good for you. IT's nice that there was a rehab centre close to take him. I don't think we have any in our area.
posted February 19th, 2017  
Hopefully it will be ok.
posted February 19th, 2017  
How wonderful of you to help this poor guy. I hope he recovers and goes on to live a long life.
posted February 19th, 2017  
Happy he is getting help
posted February 19th, 2017  
thanks for taking him in!
posted February 19th, 2017  
Sad. Hope they are able to help him. Beautiful bird.
posted February 19th, 2017  
Oh I do hope it survives-such beautiful birds of prey
posted February 19th, 2017  
Hi, for your Get Push this week, how about shooting opposites?
posted February 19th, 2017  
So pleased you rescued it :)
posted February 19th, 2017  
So sad he's been injured and may not be able to recover the use of his wing, but maybe he'll get a "job" educating people about birds of prey and such. Many of our wildlife rehab places around here do that with the ones who can no longer live in the wild. How often does one get the opportunity to photograph this bird so closely! Great shot.
posted February 19th, 2017  
great shot, thanks for rescueing it
posted February 19th, 2017  
aw, hope he's ok.
posted February 19th, 2017  
So sorry about this little guy's injury, but bless your heart for getting him to a place for healing and rehab.
posted February 19th, 2017  
Wonderful close up and soon he'll be recovered and on his way became of your kindness!
posted February 19th, 2017  
Poor guy. Hoping for the best. He did give you a great opportunity here.
posted February 19th, 2017  
Wonderfully sharp image. I do hope he is able to recover.
posted February 19th, 2017  
awesome headshot, sally. can it still fly when it heals? if not, will it still be released in the wild?
posted February 20th, 2017  
@homeschoolmom thanks Lisa, that's a cool challenge.
posted February 20th, 2017  
@summerfield Vikki it's doubtful whether the wing will ever function again so it may well be kinder to the bird to euthanase it, sad but reality.
posted February 20th, 2017  
oooohhhh the poor kite!
posted February 20th, 2017  
Poor thing. How lucky that you found him. Hope all goes well
posted February 20th, 2017  
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