By Erwin Beleo
SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union –A wild young ‘osprey hawk eagle’, was turned-over Thursday (January 17) here, after it was caught by concerned resident who found it trapped in a fishnet cage in Barangay Bangcusay this city.
According to Rose Ann Valdez of the City Environment Natural Resources Office (CENRO), predator bird had a wingspan of 108 centimeters, was 50 centimeters tall, had brown and white feathers with spots, and yellow eyes.
It was going to be brought to the La Union Botanical Garden, for medical treatment and proper care before it will be released back to the wild.
Valdez added that the bird was visibly weak when it was rescued.
She said Al Valdriz, who rescued the animal, found wounds under its wings as it struggled to break free from the net.
“The bird is now under medical care and observation by the city veterinary and Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR),” Valdez said.