As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Endangered oystercatcher chick rescued

By Amy Cherry

An endangered bird that hatched on the wrong side of Route 1 has been relocated to safety. 

The four-day old oystercatcher chick hatched near the Indian River Bridge and was safely taken to the bayside of the Delaware Seashore State Park along with its parents. 

DNREC's state Division of Fish and Wildlife had to stop traffic both ways for a brief moment as they transported the birds in their hands across the busy roadway. 

Watch the chick's rescue:

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