The lesser kestrels (known in Hebrew as red kestrels), an endangered species in our area, have been hatching their chicks during the past few weeks. Most of the baby birds will be nurtured by their mothers and eventually fly off into the skies throughout Israel. But some of them will fall from their nests, as happens every year. The people who find them — often local residents, or the rangers of Israel's Nature and Parks Authority (NPA) — bring them, along with many other kinds of newly-hatched birds, to Ramat Hanadiv. Here we give them good care until they can be transferred to the wildlife hospital in Ramat Gan, run jointly by the NPA and the Safari Park.
Call Amir [(tel. 053-7727620), the wildlife manager at Ramat Hanadiv, and ask him what's the best thing to do to aid these little creatures.