No Nest for the Osprey

Crane causes birds to lose their crane-nestled nest

A pair of osprey that had been building a nest on a crane in Naugatuck will have to find a new home.

Over the weekend, the osprey started building the nest high atop a crane that is being used to repair the Route 63 bridge.

Residents who had watched the fish hawks come and go, thought the federally protected birds might put the construction project on hold, but a spokesperson for the Department of Environmental Protection said that, because the nest was new and had no eggs in it, it could be removed.

That’s just what Department of Transportation workers did first thing Monday morning.

The good news for the birds is that there is an osprey nesting platform in Naugatuck so they might not have to go far to find a new home.

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