Baby Osprey – Brain
Poor Brian was found on a seventh floor balcony after he crashed into the window of a building in Point Cartwright, Queensland.
Brian was rushed to the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital by a registered wildlife carer.
On arrival at the Wildlife Hospital Brian was dazed and unable to fly. After a thorough examination and x-rays under anaesthetic, Dr Danny confirmed that Brian had sustained a concussion but had luckily escaped any serious injuries.
Dr Danny administered fluids and pain relief before transferring Brian to the birds Intensive Care Unit, to be monitored. After a week at the Wildlife Hospital, Brian’s flight had improved and Dr Danny gave him the all clear to continue his recovery with a specialised wildlife carer at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
After a week with a specialised wildlife carer, Brian was given the all clear to be released back into the wild away from any potential threats.
For the first seven or eight weeks young osprey are confined to the nest as they grow and develop wing feathers large enough for flight. The young osprey can then spend up to two weeks practicing their air skills and trying their luck at catching fish close to the nest, before venturing out on their own.
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Call the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital on 1300 369 652 for all wildlife emergencies.