Birdwatcher, lineman rescue osprey tangled in power line in central Alberta

An osprey that became entangled in a power line Tuesday is back tending to its chicks thanks to a birdwatcher and a Red Deer County lineman.An osprey was in need of help after it got tangled in baler twine and an active power line on Tuesday in central Alberta. (Bing Fountain)An osprey that became entangled in a power line Tuesday is back tending to its chicks thanks to a birdwatcher and a Red Deer County lineman. Georgie Edgar, who lives at Glennifer Lake Resort southwest of Red Deer, has been keeping an eye on a pair of ospreys nesting with their three chicks near the Dickson Dam.When Edgar went for a visit on Tuesday, she discovered one of the adult birds was hanging from a live power line, its talon wrapped by baler twine which had become snagged on the line. “You could hear the zipping of the energy, and it was upsetting me,” Edgar told CBC News on Thursday. She notified the Medicine River Wildlife Centre, which contacted FortisAlberta.  Red Deer County lineman Chris Wilson got the call. He’s been working for the utility company for more than a decade an
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