Osprey Chicks Rescued in Eastham

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Wildlife rehabilitators have begun returning osprey chicks to nests after their homes were damaged by storms and tornadoes in Massachusetts.

Wild Care Cape Cod executive director Stephanie Ellis tells The Boston Globe that nine living osprey chicks were found from five different nests damaged Tuesday.

The birds were cared for at a shelter in Eastham operated by the organization.

Power was temporarily shut down near one of the nests in Chatham on Thursday so the fire department could return a chick to its home. An electrical wire had fallen on the nest.

Two chicks from Harwich and two from Dennis were placed in a makeshift nest: a plastic swimming pool filled with sticks placed inside an aviary.

Three birds have yet to be released.

Ospreys are a protected bird.

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