Displaced Osprey Chick gets New Home


Wild Care in Eastham helped this osprey chick find a new home in Yarmouth last week after its first nest in Bourne fell to the ground June 18th. [Photo by Amy Webster]
EASTHAM — An osprey chick whose nest blew down in Bourne has been placed in a new nest. On June 18, Bourne natural resource officer John Thompson found the nest, and contacted Wild Care wildlife rehabilitator Amy Webster, according to a release from Wild Care — an Eastham-based wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center.“The crumbled nest was on the ground,” Webster said in a press release. “I could hear the soft cries of a baby Osprey calling from underneath the rubble, as the parent Ospreys circled frantically nearby.”Webster found the bird and then consulted with the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife before treating the chick for hypothermia and placing it on a feeding schedule, the release said.Webster ultimately contacted Yarmouth Department of Natural Resources field supervisor William Bonnetti, who found a nest with similarly young birds. They put the orphaned osprey in that nest on Thursday, where it was immediately accepted by the parents, according to the release.All four birds were thriving in the nest as of Tuesday, Bonnetti said.Video: Osprey foster parents in Yarmouth.
By William Bonnetti/ Yarmouth Department of Natural Resources.

Photos: (Lower Left) Jennifer Taylor, (Lower Right) Amy Webster.


Article found here:  http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20170627/displaced-osprey-chick-gets-new-home

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