Jun 18, 2012

Cormorant hanging

Today, San Francisco Animal Control responded to a call about a cormorant hanging from its wing, high in a eucalyptus tree at Lake Merced. WildRescue was alerted.

We were making calls to local tree trimming companies, hoping to find someone with the expertise to help, when Kelly Cornell with San Francisco Recreation and Parks came to the rescue.

Kelly climbed the tree and was able to lower the bird to safety. It was transferred for care.

THANK YOU OFFICER SADLER AND KELLY FOR HELPING THIS POOR BIRD!!!!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for all you do to care for our wildlife, and thanks Kelly Cornell and Officer Sadler!

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  2. How does that cormorant catcher work? Getting a cormorant to fly into a tree, I would think, would be the hardest part, since you only see them fly over water, yet I would guess it would be risky to the other birds that go there for the same reason unless of course you want to rescue them too to write another story about the same thing, but different bird this time getting caught, rescued and released. I love these stories.

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  3. Cormorants do land in trees and sometimes nest in trees. Not only to we see them caught by line that gets tangled on branches, but we have also had a few occasions when a cormorant has gotten one foot caught in a crook.

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