Freeing the kingbird, in photos

Here’s the photo version of the story about freeing the eastern kingbird from abandoned fishing line. The original story may be found here.

Pondering the first move …

Photo by Will Bosak
Kingbird rescue, Danbury, CT, 2019.

A pretty pathetic sight …

Photo by Will Bosak
Kingbird rescue, Danbury, CT, 2019.

Getting the branch within reach …

Photo by Will Bosak
Kingbird rescue, Danbury, CT, 2019.

Getting the knife ready to cut the line …

Photo by Will Bosak
Kingbird rescue, Danbury, CT, 2019.

Cutting the line a safe distance above the bird …

Photo by Will Bosak
Kingbird rescue, Danbury, CT, 2019.

The scared, agitated kingbird. Kingbirds have a red or orange crown that is rarely seen …

Photo by Will Bosak
Kingbird rescue, Danbury, CT, 2019.

Checking for a hook and untangling the rest of the line. It was released, line free, a few moments later.

Photo by Will Bosak
Kingbird rescue, Danbury, CT, 2019.

I was glad we were able to find and free this bird. Who knows how many birds perish unseen in such a slow, painful manner?

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