One way or another, that thing needs to come off. Not only is it a danger to Wendy, it is also a danger to Jack, but most especially, any babies we might see this year.
As much as I’d love to tie Wendy to our Island forever, this is not how to do it. If you’re a Wendy Watcher (I should make T-Shirts), keep a close eye on her and immediately report any signs she has become permanently tethered to something.
In the meantime, enjoy the tiny bright side: it is really easy to tell which one is Wendy. Use the opportunity to compare the two birds. Wendy, like most female Osprey, is slightly larger than Jack. She also sports the “necklace”; a large ring of brown feathers coming down from the neck and around the breast common on the ladies.