Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre

Sibling kestrel chicks rescued from train station

Fledglings were reunited at RSPCA wildlife centre after four days apart

Two fledgling kestrels that fell from their nest at a Manchester train station are being cared for by the RSPCA.

The first chick was found on a construction site on Hanover Street in Manchester after it was believed to have fledged from his nest near Manchester Victoria Station.

The second was collected by RSPCA inspectors just two days later when he was found stuck between two wooden supports at the station on June 17.

Sadly because they could not be returned to the nest they were both admitted to RSPCA Stapeley Grange for further care.

Manager at RSPCA Stapeley Grange Lee Stewart said: “The ideal scenario would’ve been if these chicks could’ve been returned to the nest buts sadly because of its position this just wasn’t possible.

“They are both fit and healthy and so just require feeding and weighing daily by the team.  They are currently being kept in isolation but as soon as they are old enough they will be taken out to the main aviaries where they will be able to stretch their wings.  

“They will now stay with us until they are ready to be returned to the wild.”

LATEST NEWS: On the 29th July, after almost 6 weeks in care, our two kestrel chicks were deemed fit for a return to the wild.  They were released in Lyme Dale Country Park (Stoke on Trent).