Osprey bird dies after flying from Finland to Kenya
A bird was fished out of the waters of Lake Kanyaboli after flying 6,948 kilometres and landing at Usalu Village in West Yimbo Location of Bondo Sub-county in Siaya County.
The migratory bird, Osprey, also known as Fish Hawk which flew more than 6,000 kilometres from Finland to Kenya last Thursday, has died according to authorities in the East African country.
The bird was fished out of the waters of Lake Kanyaboli after landing at Usalu Village in West Yimbo Location of Bondo Sub-county in Siaya County.
After one Mr Walter Oloo reported the sighting at the office of Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) in Siaya, the bird was taken to the KWS Veterinary Department in Nairobi and later moved to the Raptor Rehabilitation Centre in Karen.
In a statement on Monday, KWS communication Director, Mr Paul Udoto, said the fish-eating bird died on Sunday.
“We regret to announce the death of the bird despite all efforts to rehabilitate and eventually release it back to the wild,” he said, noting it was in the care of KWS veterinarians at the time.
“We were feeding and treating it back to good health with a plan to release it back at the exact site where it was rescued in the Lake Victoria catchment so it would not lose it’s bearing on the epic return flight northwards early in March.”