Thursday, August 07, 2008

Substitute Osprey Mom

Bird TLC Clinic Volunteer on Wednesdays, Erika is helping this baby osprey learn to eat on it's own. This is one of two that came to TLC about a week ago. This one was injured the worst. It had a broken wing and two burned legs from a forest fire. The wing has healed, but the burns are being a little trying.


The other was placed in a nest near Hatchers Pass by Matanuska Electric Assn. employees today.

3 comments:

LauraHinNJ said...

A forest fire? Oh dear. Hope their wounds heal quickly.

I love osprey... their sweet call, watching them dive over the bay. Hate to think of them leaving in another month or so.

Dave said...

Laura - One was placed in another nest by a local utility company. The one that's left, its injured wing has healed and we're waiting on the burns to do the same. That one is a slow process.

LauraHinNJ said...

Was it too young to escape the nest and the fire, Dave? Was that how it happened?