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.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Helicopter called in to save seagull stuck in power lines

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (CNN) - A dramatic rescue unfolded in Virginia Beach Thursday.

A helicopter was called in to save a seagull.

Witnesses reported the bird had been tangled up in the power line since Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for Virginia Dominion Power said the seagull was too high up for a bucket rescue.

So the company sent in the helicopter it usually uses for special equipment.

Workers managed to free the bird.

It was then taken to the Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, where it's expected to be treated for its injuries.

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