Osprey Rescued from Tree in Orleans
August 8, 2016. EASTHAM — An Osprey is recovering at Wild Care, after it spent about three days entangled and hanging from a tree, according to a statement from the nonprofit animal rescue and rehabilitation facility.
Wild Care wildlife rehabilitator Amy Webster and Orleans police officers responded Friday to the marsh near the Captain Linnell House where an Osprey had been spotted dangling in a 60-foot tree. Scott MacLeod, a local tree worker, climbed the tree, Webster said. MacLeod removed the top of the tree where the bird was trapped and lowered it to the ground where rehabilitators examined the bird’s condition.
A piece of silt fencing was wrapped around the Osprey’s toes and ankle, but the bird was not seriously injured, according to the statement. After the three-hour rescue, rehabilitators brought the Osprey to Wild Care where it is expected to make a full recovery.
By Madeleine List, Cape Cod Times
Photo by Cristalyn Searles and copyright of Wild Care, Inc.
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