A rare bird covered 6,948 kilometres from Finland, Europe before arriving in Bondo, Siaya County.
The bird identified as the rare species Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) was stuck in a fishing net and seemed to be injured.
KWS officers revealed that the bird was found with some bruises on its leg and was dehydrated, has lost some weight but it is healthy.
A refereeing ring tagged to the bird’s leg further confirmed that the bird had been ringed in Helsinki, Finland at Museum Zool.
Bird ringing is the practice of catching birds, marking them with an identifying tag around the leg and releasing them.
In their statement, KWS stated that they would care for the bird to stabilize it before releasing it back to the wild.
“It will be stabilised by administering IV fluids and provided proper diet, then monitored for a few days before being released back to the wild,” the agency noted.
Rare? Yes to you.
I inquired about where to view this bird last year from you but i got no reply!
I then decided to visit crescent Island – Naivasha and i found this bird there.
You need to up your game @kwskenya and also support local talent!!! pic.twitter.com/4VMe4aAzsP
— titus muuo (@titusmuuom) January 23, 2020
In 2017, Talk Africa reported that this same bird spices had been seen in Makongeni, Thika.