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.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Elkhart Police help rescue osprey

Posted: Aug 07, 2015 4:30 PM GDTUpdated: Aug 07, 2015 4:30 PM GDT
By Melissa Hudson


Thursday morning Elkhart Police officers helped rescue an osprey that had flown into a power line.
Photo courtesy Elkhart Police Department

Elkhart Police Corporal Todd Thayer and a citizen wrapped a blanket around the bird until Elkhart Police Departments Animal Control Officer Corporal Dennis Russell could respond to the scene and place the bird in a cage.

Corporal Russell took the bird to the Elkhart County Humane Shelter where it was evaluated by a wild bird rehabilitation expert.

The bird was also taken to a veterinarian where it was discovered it had a muscle injury.

The bird will be treated by a bird rehabilitator and it could be released back into the wild within two to three weeks.

The rescued osprey is approximately 20 inches tall and has a wing span of approximately 50 inches.

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