Drowning osprey saved by VDOT worker on James River

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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — A drowning osprey was rescued by a Virginia Department of Transportation worker last week.

According to a tweet from VDOT, the ferry crew members John D. and Ronald R. saved a drowning fledgling, an osprey that was just learning to fly from the James River.

They crisscrossed boat hooked so make an in-water perch and lifted the bird from the river.

The baby and the mother were reunited within the hour.


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