Ohio is a female American kestrel (Falco sparverius) from Ohio County, WV. She was found as a young chick, alone on the ground. The finder couldn't locate a nest. After spending several days being cared for by humans, she was delivered to the ACCA. Unfortunately, the young bird already showed signs that she had imprinted humans. We attempted to reverse this by placing her with a group of other young kestrels, but she continued to approach humans even after spending weeks with her own species.
In the wild, kestrels eat a variety of insects and small mammals. They live on farmland and grasslands, and the species is in steep decline across much of its range.
For more information: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/