Gloria is a female American Kestrel. You can tell she’s a female by her feather plumage. Female American Kestrels have rufous red and black barred wings and tail, with a light brown and rufous red chest. Gloria came to Earth Conservation Corps when she was two years old as a gift from Patuxent Wildlife Research located in Maryland. Gloria was captive born and raised at the refuge. Her hatch-year is 2014, making her five years old in 2020!
Since being at Earth Conservation Corps, Gloria has enjoyed her time by playing with pinecones, interacting with her male counterpart, Puff Daddy, and swinging on her swinging perch. She’s generally pretty quiet, but when she speaks it’s a loud high-pitched call. You can hear her through the walls of the building! Gloria enjoys taking field trips to the park where she feels most at home.