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#502469 - 03/20/15 08:13 AM Osprey possibly in distress
ragman Offline
Does anyone have the phone number you can call to get help with a bird in distress? I know there were a few articles about this subject several weeks ago but I can't seem to find a number and I guess I'm not putting the right wording in the Search Engine. A friend of mine had an osprey chick fly out of it's nest this morning and it is sitting on the beach. We are worried that a dog may come along and bother it.

My guess is that if it is not molested by someone or something it will be just fine and eventually fly but just in case. The parents are circling it and making quite a racket.

ps: It is out here on the Island in San Pedro.

Edited by ragman (03/20/15 08:15 AM)
Edit Reason: ps
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#502470 - 03/20/15 08:23 AM Re: Osprey possibly in distress [Re: ragman]
ckocian Offline

Edited by ckocian (03/20/15 08:24 AM)

#502473 - 03/20/15 08:29 AM Re: Osprey possibly in distress [Re: ckocian]
ragman Offline
Thank you I passed on the number for the Auburn Society in Belize City.

Yes, that 2nd group is who I was looking for. Thank you again

Edited by ragman (03/20/15 08:31 AM)
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#502493 - 03/20/15 03:06 PM Re: Osprey possibly in distress [Re: ragman]
elbert Offline
IMHO It's always negative to interfere.
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#502512 - 03/21/15 10:26 AM Re: Osprey possibly in distress [Re: elbert]
ragman Offline
I'm with you in most cases Elbert. This chick did fly and is now perched on top of a Palapa so no interference was needed as it is out of immediate harms way. There are a few hungry owls around so we'll see if it becomes dinner for one of those.

Now it remains to be seen if the parents will continue to feed it as it is located about 500' from the original nest. I guess if it gets hungry enough it will move over closer. It is still too young to hunt on its own.

Anyway I was just helping a concerned friend with the contact info. They did not call for help.
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#502514 - 03/21/15 10:46 AM Re: Osprey possibly in distress [Re: ragman]
ScubaLdy Offline
I know it is hard not to 'help nature' along.

In addition to the Great Horned Owl couple there is a very big Black Hawk hunting in this area. I have a new, very small cat, that I know would be easy prey for any of these large birds. She is also a hunter. Second night here she caught a bird on the wing flying through my living room. Eat or be eaten is the rule of the jungle.

However, I can't help but want to get rid of the Iguanas who eat my seedlings and bougainvillea flowers. My favorite pair of Great Kissadee's spent weeks building a big nest in the Sea Grape tree and then abandoned it due to presence of the Iguanas.

One of my workmen just brought me a lovely medium sized nest that was built under the eaves where they are finishing the wall. In it is the remains of dried up new born baby bird. Interesting how the birds used pieces of plastic for the foundation.

We all have our level of rightness.
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