Osprey recovering after being rescued from 60-foot tree
Aug. 09, 2016
EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — An osprey is recovering after it spent three days entangled in fabric fencing and hanging from a 60-foot tree on Cape Cod.
The Cape Cod Times reports (http://bit.ly/2bbUZAx ) Wild Care wildlife rehabilitator Amy Webster and Orleans police officers responded last week to the Orleans marsh where the osprey was spotted dangling in the tree.
Webster says a local tree worker climbed the tree, removed the top of the tree where the bird was trapped and lowered it to the ground.
The nonprofit says a piece of silt fencing was wrapped around the bird's toes and ankles.
The bird wasn't seriously injured and is expected to make a full recovery.
Ospreys are large birds of prey that typically nest near bodies of water.
Information from: Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, http://www.capecodtimes.com