Staten Island Hooded Crow Rescued!
From a post on the New York State Birding listserv (NYSBirds-L):
…two people who had traveled from PA to see the bird. The PA people had found the Hooded Crow approx 6am entangled in fishing line around its feet, and it was stuck in a tree. The younger person had thought at first the crow was flycatching, but they soon realized it was stuck in the line and the line was somehow wrapped around the tree. They were able to get the crow in hand and cut the line loose. They took pictures of the bird in hand and of the legs and feet showing there were no bands. They also were able to get a feather that could possibly be tested…
If you are the person who got the feather or if you know who the person is please make sure that feather gets into the right hands. It might be used to help figure out from where the bird came.