Picture Credit: CEN/ FF St.Georgen/Ybbsfelde
A baby falcon that fell out of its nest before it could fly had a happy ending after a fire crew managed to return it safely to its mum.
The young bird was spotted on the road by a passerby in Sankt Georgen am Ybbsfelde, a town in the district of Amstetten in Lower Austria in Austria.
They raised the alarm with emergency services, and firemen were able to find the bird and put it in a box while they identified its nest.
They need to act carefully in order to return it because there were already three other falcons in nest that was located around 5 m in the air under a roof overhang, and they wanted to avoid disturbing the parents.
But shortly after the bird was happy returned to its siblings, the parent birds were seen returning to continue with the feeding meaning the mission was accomplished.
It is unclear which of the 40 species of falcon the bird was, and although baby falcon before it gets its feathers is known as an eyas, this youngster already has much of his plumage and will soon be able to claim to be a falcon.