By Anica Padilla

(CBS4) — Two fledgling American kestrels are getting a fresh start — after being rescued in Colorado Springs.

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“A pair of fledgling American kestrels were found near a power plant today in #ColoradoSprings,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife tweeted.

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The birds were sent to the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center’s raptor center in Pueblo for rehabilitation.

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American kestrels are the smallest falcon in North America, standing just 9-12 inches tall, according to CPW.

“They are common in Colorado and can be seen perched on utility poles and Cottonwood trees,” CPW tweeted.

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Anica Padilla