In February 2003, we responded to a call from the Marathon Airport, where a plane on the runway had hit an osprey. Oliver, an adult male, was the victim. The collision had severed the end of his left wing (his “hand”), grounding him forever. Normally, ospreys are very high-strung and do not like to be in close proximity to humans. Oliver, how ever has a calm disposition and makes an excellent Educational Ambassador as a display bird at the BC (not glove trained).