Young bird of prey crashes into a window and then goes down to the ground!

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    This is our first Bird Of Prey rescue video and I am so happy I got to be there for the rescue, visit her during the rehabilitation, and all the way to the releasing back to the wild!
    The American kestrel is the smallest and most common falcon in North America and I actually never got to meet one until that day - I didn't even know what she was, but our friends on Instagram knew to help me out with that: hopeforpawsrescue
    I am so happy that one of our supporters sent us the special gloves for handling birds of prey... it's like they knew I would need those one day :-)
    To join our team with a small donation, please visit our website:
    Special thanks to South Bay Wildlife Rehab for fostering this baby, for training her on how to survive in the wild, and for inviting me to visit every step of the way. To learn more about their work, please visit
    Thank you so much for sharing our videos!

    #BirdsOfPrey #AmericanKestrel #HopeForPaws

    Published on 5 months ago


    1. ddobro2

      Beautiful music, beautiful ending. Very cool to see a new type of animal saved on HFP.

    2. Hyunwoo Chang

      I didn't realize how beautiful birds are until now

    3. Joe Sachenbacher

      It was a thank you. You guys are great.

    4. Slade

      This should be called Hope For Claws :-)

    5. I me Myself

      Isn't it ironical that Hope for paws rescue animals by luring them by dead meat?

    6. deBebbler

      More like, Hope For Claws, amirite? ... I'll show myself out.

    7. jl smith

      From hope for paws to hope for claws.

    8. gwg5640

      It probably was a great big thank you. Awesome.

    9. poonam rawat

      For this episode, the name of the channel should be HOPE FOR CLAWS 🦅

    10. Bonny Smith

      Wow what an amazing place. There wete so many birds there.

    11. Dwight Carlson

      I kept trying to tilt my phone to help lean and push the box toward the cage. Thks for doing this work.

    12. SJActress

      I have ornithophobia, but I discovered the source. I'm not afraid of giant birds. I'm afraid of hummingbirds and sparrows and finches. Because my fear is that I will be startled and swat at them in a panic and kill them by accident because they're so tiny. I've cuddled a bunch of large parrots since then. Birds are cool. Still don't want one, but I'm not afraid of the big ones anymore.

    13. victoria noble

      When the words "injured raptor" appeared on the screen, did any1 else have a snap vision of a baby dinosaur under that box 🤣

    14. melanie sherman

      So sweet. I can recognize a Kestrel male, but would have had trouble identifying the female. Nice that they released her into her "forever home." Hope she finds friends there.

    15. J Tr

      I like how the bird was like acting like a mouse squeak

    16. Ruth & i

      You all are absolutely amazing... The one's who call for your help, u, all the one's that help u & The ones that get them back to health and back to life A M A Z I N G ! ! !

    17. Olivia O'Brien

      he is so cute and scared

    18. Anthony Ho

      The abashed winter putatively fade because october steadily suffer concerning a watery community. four frail, busy basketball

    19. Jen H

      Beautiful American Kestrel Bird and she speaks her mind, doesn't she. These ladies i admire.

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    21. stiTekaFoN x

      Holy raptor, there are sure a lot of birds at that place. Where the hell did they all come from, and how long did it take to get so many there? Also, are many of those well enough for release?

    22. lily Flowér

      The scream is ... oww and my sister is sleeping u gonna wake her up

    23. Isabella Beatty

      ok wait but like owls are such weird animals

    24. Ruthi makoff

      Eldad Hi, I'm waiting for your answer if you got my donation via PayPal????

    25. Jennifer kates

      Oh my so beautiful

    26. WeIrDo hOoMaN

      That barn owl be vibin tho

    27. Diane Peters

      When I was a kid my Dad hit and killed a Kestrel with his car. He had a taxidermist stuff him with dead mouse still in claws and placed it strategically on top of the TV, this was before remote controls, he knew we were scared out of our wits to go near this thing and therefore would not change the channels from football to cartoons, it worked, haunts me to this this day.

    28. Ann Parr

      Beautiful ♥️

    29. Doge

      Barn owls look so different from all the other owls. Very fantasy-like

    30. Dee Terry

      Freedom is powerful! It is always amazing to see those first few seconds of renewed freedom.

    31. tooshay

      It was nice to see the bird's rescue side

    32. LOADING

      That is the cutest bird I’ve ever seen in my life ❤️

    33. Lúcia Sant'Ana

      0,25X 👋👋🦉😁 Amei ♥️

    34. Bts Has jams

      she was so cute as a baby 😭

    35. Shipra singh Bhadauria


    36. Arcti Star Fox

      Heaven bless all the rescuers and veterinarians involved in saving the lives of animals across the globe. Also, the intro for this video is absolutely epic.

    37. auttie

      P L E A S E - donate to this organization and even if it’s five dollars. Imagine if all of these subscribers donated a dollar what a difference it could make.

    38. byrn

      For wild raptors, best to throw a towel over them. With LEATHER gloves, gently work a hand underneath until you can get it around BOTH lower legs or the ankle (' knee') joints. Then you can lift the bird. Try to keep the leg as straight as this makes it hard for them to grip on. Their feet are their primary weapons, control the feet and you control the bird. (I used to work for a zoo falconry and rehab program.)

    39. Destiny Garza

      She is such a beautiful bird and I'm just SO glad that she wasn't hurt! MUCH LOVE!!!

    40. Rose

      barn owls almost look like they have a mask on or something

    41. Serina

      Birb :3

    42. Rebecca C.

      Beautiful owl!

    43. lisamor3

      Poor baby was so scared! Wonderful people that collected her and then called you. Thank you Hope for Paws for doing what you do. Hero's

    44. Jamie Lee Ashton

      Awww 😍

    45. Deathstroke Playz

      I don't sleep by seeing that owl its 😨😨

    46. Samantha mother of cats

      I started crying when u were showing all the other birds around the rehabilitation center. Theyre all just so beautiful, this earth and all the animals on it are so beautiful, i wish humans would respect nature and animals more and take care of them like u guys do. The world would be a lot better place. I also love her call at the end after she was released 😭❤.

    47. Ann M

      This was a cool rescue and that Barn Owl was so unusual and fascinating. HFP can literally rescue anybody 👍👍🦉

    48. Luisa Domingo

      I want to be like you

    49. Luisa Domingo

      Your the besd

    50. Katie Schmitt

      It looks like a Porg! I love it

    51. Andrea mp

      Qué bello 😍😍

    52. Cassi cat

      I wanna donate but my mum will probably say no 😭😭😭😢😢🥺🥺🥺

    53. adergas1

      Nether gone get it how someone can dislike this effort to help animals in destress!!!

    54. fRo0tLo0p

      Fly free, little one. The sky is your playground.

    55. Polly W

      She's... So... CUTE

    56. Yanhua Zhai

      One night a owl crashed into my window my mom and dad saw the owl but me and my brother missed it to see the owl also does prey mean meat eating bird I forgot if prey means meat eating animal???????

    57. Katelynn Yarbrough

      5:06 hitting a jig

    58. Katelynn Yarbrough

      When I was a kid I was at a bowl with my dad and sister also my step mom kids started crowding a tree do I went to see what happened a baby hawk had fallen out of the nest because the mom saw people around him she flew away and left we waited to see if she'd come back but she didn't so we took him home and made him a place in out big bathtub and after two days my dad took him to a bird rehabilitation center

    59. Jessica Oppegard

      I think the Great Horned Owl is the most beautiful owl 🖤

    60. Chex

      it's so satisfying to me, when the American Kestrel flew away

    61. Marie

      What did the first owl have round his ankles?

    62. Onion324

      5:07 damn that owl got some moves maybe he can teach me how to dance

    63. Onion324

      It was good to know that the raptor was okay besides a little hungry and thirsty

    64. Micheline Lamboley

      What a wonderful place though :-)

    65. Micheline Lamboley

      Poor baby is so scared... :-(

    66. Carol Frazier

      It was wonderful to see all of the different birds at the wildlife refuge. I would never have had that opportunity otherwise! 💜💜💜

    67. Tatiana López

      Omg I've been holding back tears with this and the last video.

    68. rockybudgeboa

      I have Bird decals on my windows to help birds so they will not crash into any of my windows

    69. rockybudgeboa

      What a Beautiful place. THANK YOU for this precious little girl

    70. Firefly

      Yes, I heard it clearly...she said "Thank you!" ;-)

    71. nakeiriir


    72. CarterPlays

      She's such a beautiful bird!

    73. SAY IT HOW IT IS 777


    74. Ivan Lewkov

      🌺🌸🌻🌻🌼🥴💋💋☺️☺️☺️🐰🐰🐿️🐰🐰😄😄🌈🌈🌈🌸 argentina 💙💙💙💙💙🌻🌺🌸🌻🏵️🌸💋

    75. laila

      how has covid has affected your rescues?

    76. Eric Sander

      Personally, I'm afraid of birds, but seeing them socializing and being looked after by caring humans makes me feel a bit safer around them.

    77. Redcat Redcat

      What a such wonderful story, thanks to you, Eldad, to good samaritans in the factory who called you and obviously to the ladies who are angels with wild birds too. I hope they will be helped and have some donations for their very good work. Thank you all of you🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    78. Sheri Patterson

      So cool

    79. 球夺麻袋

      thank you

    80. Jack Mellor

      We get them over here in the UK (different species but more or less looks the same), one of the smallest birds of prey, so cute. Good job on the rescue, our Wildlife Aid would be proud!

    81. Plectrudefy

      It's so good to see you working with other association to save other types of animals as well. Great work!

    82. Candy cat

      its so cute cant stop looping AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    83. deistmuttz

      So beautiful.. great way to start my morning..

    84. Christine Raffa-Diggon

      Eldad, I swear. Bless you.

    85. Julio G

      I have 2 pet parakeets and they are my absolute everything

    86. tereza oyagi

      Que figurinha mais linda ,fofa e mínima.

    87. NatureKidsTV

      God bless yall. I love your channel so much! keep on doing amazing things!

    88. Amy Mia

      Hermosa labor Que Dios los llene de salud de muchas bendiciones de muchas aportaciones para que sigan Rescatando ayudando besos abrazos cariño mucho mucho amor para ustedes gracias

    89. Abhin das.s

      hope for wings too❤️

    90. Mary Crisostomo

      the owl looks scary :c

    91. Akky Rahul

      Thank you little bird. Love

    92. Carolina Blonde

      The baby! I love birds so much. He’s so cute and scared. She needs to be taken care of and she was. These are good people.

    93. Ann Marie

      I learned the kestrel is the smallest bird in the falcon family. Love falcons!

    94. Patricia Court

      That is the best part, when they are released and flying free...🦉🦅

    95. nm moore

      Lovely! Kestrels are my favorite of the raptors. 💖

    96. Annie Arshad

      Very cute bird♥♥

    97. Hannah Hunt

      Oh the birds so cute!

    98. Sean Buckwell

      Bullshit the lady needed to keep her.... just needed a min to rest the would have flown away this is when human intervention was the worst thing!

    99. Deanna Leonard

      Omg the owl is so pretty:o what kind owl is it it's so cute

    100. Thyri Townsend

      Bless that little bird it most of been so scared