Kestrel Porcelain Holiday Ornament – Pip
This blue ceramic snowflake-shaped ornament will surely add some happiness to your tree and make everyone smile. The 3" ornament features Pip the American Kestrel from Pacific Wildlife Care.
There is a white ribbon included for hanging the ornament and it is packaged in a kraft box with a clear top. You can get to know all about Pip from his story that is written on the back of the package insert.
10% of this sale will be donated to Pacific Wildlife Care for the care of Pip and his many friends. By purchasing my products you are not only supporting me to do more of this work helping animals, you are also supporting the Wildlife Center and all of the animals that they help!
Little Pip is an American Kestrel, the smallest breed of falcon. He was just a fledgling when he flew into a window and broke his left wing. As you can see by the way he holds it in his painting, it never healed properly, which meant he was unable to be released back into the wild. While this is sad news, the silver lining is that Pip gets to be an Animal Ambassador for Pacific Wildlife Care (the amazing non-profit that rescued him). As an ambassador, Pip visits different educational events, teaching people about his species.
One special skill that American Kestrels have is that they can fly mid-air, which means they can literally just hover in one spot. This allows them to watch their prey and dive like a bullet to catch it! Another unique trait is that males and females raise their young together as a family. They don’t waste time building nests, but instead use cavities in trees or boxes.
Pip is now six years old. In captivity, Kestrels usually live to be about 12-14 years old. Pip enjoys walks with his handler, Tera. He sits on her gloved hand on his leash, and they walk around the neighborhood. When I met Pip, I was immediately struck by his beauty, and I hope I captured that in his painting. He’s really living the good life thanks to the incredible team at Pacific Wildlife Care!