8.1.13 Thankful Thursday: Freeing Ozzie Osprey

01 Aug

Today is Thankful Thursday and I want to thank the incredible people at the Chesapeake Conservancy for their endless efforts in keeping the Osprey safe from us humans.  Ozzie the Osprey, the youngest of Tom and Audrey Osprey’s latest brood, was in danger after one of his talons became entangled in a fishing line in the nest last Sunday.


Ozzie, the 2 month old bird, could not free himself from the nest and would have starved to death.  His two older siblings, Chester and Essie, have already fledged.

On Monday morning, a two person team climbed up to the nest during low tide, and freed Ozzie.

The location of the nest is kept secret for the safety of the birds.  But, of course, there is video of the rescue and a live stream of life with the family.  This is ‘reality TV’ at it’s best.

Osprey Cam

Thank you Chesapeake Conservancy for giving us this incredible view into the lives of one of the most cherished birds on the Bay, and for your efforts to make sure that all creatures have a chance to survive.


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16 responses to “8.1.13 Thankful Thursday: Freeing Ozzie Osprey

  1. Animalcouriers

    August 1, 2013 at 03:42

    What a great story. A very lucky Ozzie.

    • dogdaz

      August 1, 2013 at 08:54

      Yes – this is the second time in 3 years that Osprey had to be rescued in their nest. Last time the Mom and baby feel into the water attached to the line and the baby died.

  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    August 1, 2013 at 05:26

    So good to know there are skilled and caring people for jobs like that! Wow!

    • dogdaz

      August 1, 2013 at 08:54

      Yes and patient

  3. easyweimaraner

    August 1, 2013 at 11:27

    Thanks to the rescue team. I hope Ozzie can start now into a wonderful life full of adventures.

    • dogdaz

      August 1, 2013 at 11:46

      I have been watching and it looks like he is off to a good start

  4. jansfunnyfarm

    August 1, 2013 at 14:33

    Oh, that was brave of them to climb up to save the osprey. Glad it turned out well.

    • dogdaz

      August 1, 2013 at 15:12

      Yes. Very brave

  5. Kuruk

    August 1, 2013 at 15:30

    Woooowoooo! Fly Free! Ku

    • dogdaz

      August 2, 2013 at 16:24

      Fly little fledgling fly

  6. Donkey Whisperer Farm

    August 1, 2013 at 19:02

    Brave, very brave a human angel.

    • dogdaz

      August 2, 2013 at 16:23

      So true

  7. Bongo

    August 1, 2013 at 21:51

    Those are beautiful birds. So glad Ozzie was freed.

    • dogdaz

      August 2, 2013 at 16:22

      I love our Osprey – one was just crying over the house a while ago.

  8. speedyrabbit

    August 2, 2013 at 02:45

    great people doing a great job!

    • dogdaz

      August 2, 2013 at 16:19

      I agree

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