July 10, 2017 4:15 PM By Alex DeMetrick
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — It’s not unusual for birds to fall out of their nests.
But having the entire nest fall into a river and float away with the bird inside? That’s unusual.
Alex DeMetrick reports, this situation recently sparked a unique water rescue.
Ospreys are skilled nest builders. And apparently, those sturdy nests can also serve as life rafts.
Last week on the Magothy River in Pasadena, Paul Rothe and friends were crabbing.
“We got over there, there’s an osprey nest, the whole nest in the water,” Rothe says. “I’ve never seen anything like that before in my life, and I’ve been on the water my whole life.”
Even more surprising was the contents of the nest.