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 7 August 2017

Crabbers Rescue Mother Osprey, Fledgling Afloat In Fallen Nest

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.

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