By MEGHAN McCOY
After a rain storm blew down an osprey nest at Alden Pines Golf Course on May 2, the Pine Island Wildlife Sanctuary helped a juvenile osprey that was uninjured on the ground.
Two ospreys, recovered from their injuries, were released on the island on June 25.
Thomas Snodgrass, a member of the Pine Island Wildlife Sanctuary, said he contacted Dr. Robin Jenkins at Peace River Wildlife Sanctuary, who instructed him how to make a new nest for the ospreys.
"All the workers at Alden Pines took time to help construct the new Tupperware nest and hang it on the same tree," he said. "It worked for about 10 days with mother coming to the new nest. Then he fell out and injured his wing."
Once the juvenile osprey was captured, he was then transported to the Peace River Wildlife Sanctuary. Since he was having trouble eating when he arrived, he was force-fed.
Snodgrass said he began eating on his own, as well as flying in his flight cage at Peace River Wildlife Sanctuary, which he shared with another juvenile osprey.
Snodgrass transported the ospreys back to Alden Pines on Tuesday, June 25, where he released both of the ospreys.