DNR seeks help from public in finding who shot osprey

Wildlife News

June 12, 2010

 

WEYAUWEGA , WISCONSIN --

A wildlife rehabilitator is offering a reward to anyone who helps catch those responsible for shooting and wounding an osprey that was found near its nest at Weyauwega High School Thursday.

The injured bird was unable to feed two chicks in the nest and they died.  The adult bird, which was found to have shotgun pellets in its body, may not survive.

The Department of Natural Resources is seeking help from the public in finding the culprits.    Tipsters may remain anonymous when they call the DNR hotline at (800) 847-9367.

Wardens suspect the osprey may have been shot some distance from the school and flew back to its young but did not have the strength to care for them.  The chicks were about a week and a half old.

Link to story:  www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20100612/OSH0101/6120356/DNR-seeks-help-from-public-in-finding-who-shot-osprey
 

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Authored by: aceaw on Sunday, June 13 2010 @ 02:26 AM EDT DNR seeks help from public in finding who shot osprey

Does anyone know why the coloured stripes on the camera lens?  Regards birds poo on the lens I guess they can't do anything about it as it would  frighten the eagles. It is so dissapointing though not being able to see the young one.

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