Baby birds discovered in airplane wing - WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco

Baby birds discovered in airplane wing

Posted: Updated:

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Workers at an airplane repair company at one South Florida airport came across a couple of young birds nested inside a plane's wing.

The two chicks were found in an airplane at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Tuesday. "They said that they found these birds in a plane, and you know I told them to put them in a box," said Cindy Lisi.

The newborns may have never grown to their full potentials had it not been for the crew workers that discovered them in their nest, placed deep within the wing.

It is common to find baby birds inside of a plane during routine maintenance and safety checks. When parked outside, the planes' flaps are down, which leaves a big opening for older birds to place their young inside.

Due to the young nature of the birds and the dependence on food and care, they have since been moved to the South Florida Wildlife Center in Fort Lauderdale, where they were removed from their temporary boxed home and placed in proper care for attention.

"We try to re-nest and reunite whenever possible," said Sherry Schlueter of the Wildlife Center, "not bring babies into the center, but because the parents weren't seen by the concerned citizens, the birds have come here to be checked out."

Though it will not be coming from their mother, the babies will be fed.

  • On Deco DriveMore>>

  • Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson & Brett Ratner

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson & Brett Ratner

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:27:04 GMT
    Dwayne "The Rock" JohnsonDwayne "The Rock" Johnson
    When it comes to the movie "Hercules," the big man on screen and the bigwig behind the scenes have more than the movie in common. They share a love of the same hometown.
    When it comes to the movie "Hercules," the big man on screen and the bigwig behind the scenes have more than the movie in common. They share a love of the same hometown.
  • Pizza Heaven

    Pizza Heaven

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:16:27 GMT
    You can work up a great big hunger when you're an action hero, especially if you're playing a guy who's half man, half god. Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson gets really hungry in his latest movie, "Hercules." Our So-Flo homeboy had to stay pretty jacked for the role. That meant watching his diet, but when it was finally time to let loose, he knew just where to go.
    You can work up a great big hunger when you're an action hero, especially if you're playing a guy who's half man, half god. Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson gets really hungry in his latest movie, "Hercules." Our So-Flo homeboy had to stay pretty jacked for the role. That meant watching his diet, but when it was finally time to let loose, he knew just where to go.
  • SingSing Karaoke

    SingSing Karaoke

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:10 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:10:37 GMT
    Singing in public can sometimes be very embarrassing, which is why tequila was invented. Or you could go a bit more private. At our new favorite karaoke place, invite your friends and family, grab a few tequila shots and a mic, and suddenly become a superstar.
    Singing in public can sometimes be very embarrassing, which is why tequila was invented. Or you could go a bit more private. At our new favorite karaoke place, invite your friends and family, grab a few tequila shots and a mic, and suddenly become a superstar.
  • NationalMore>>

  • Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

    Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:59:48 GMT
    Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal...
    Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court...
  • APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

    APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:57:11 GMT
    A U.S. Army War College official says the Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation against Sen. John Walsh of Montana.
    The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh of Montana, the college's provost said Tuesday.
  • Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

    Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:44:05 GMT
    A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the country, a figure that's up 14 points since May.
    For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say...
Powered by WorldNow

WSVN-TV
Sunbeam Television Corp
1401 79th Street Causeway
Miami, FL 33141

Switchboard: (305) 751-6692
Newsroom: (305) 795-2777

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSVN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.