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(WTKR)   Stubborn ospreys who kept rebuilding nest in front of traffic camera finally receive spiffy new government housing   (wtkr.com) divider line 47
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2014-04-26 07:09:24 AM  
The Okinawan locals aren't going to be happy about this.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-26 07:16:08 AM  
It was only subsidized housing, not a complete new nest. Section aviate.
 
2014-04-26 09:28:53 AM  
They also get free obamacare.
 
2014-04-26 11:53:56 AM  
But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, lad, the strongest nest in this here state.
 
2014-04-26 11:54:40 AM  
Wait. Aren't Ospreys protected? If so, you can't just destroy their nest and who ever from fish & game allowed them too should be fired.
 
2014-04-26 11:56:29 AM  
I can just see it now, a dozen managerial types all staring with confused looks at the birds building the nest again, no idea how to solve the problem.
 
2014-04-26 11:57:47 AM  

abhorrent1: Wait. Aren't Ospreys protected? If so, you can't just destroy their nest and who ever from fish & game allowed them too should be fired.


The article said since no eggs had been laid, so it was okay. But...

www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-04-26 11:59:46 AM  
Stubborn reporter who is unable to speak English finally gets article published
 
2014-04-26 12:00:25 PM  

Vangor: But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, lad, the strongest nest in this here state.


lol
 
2014-04-26 12:03:23 PM  

HairyNevus: The article said since no eggs had been laid, so it was okay. But...


Well of course not. Where the fark are they supposed to lay eggs if they keep destroying their nest. The stupid is strong with these people.
 
2014-04-26 12:04:19 PM  
The state should have claimed eminent domain.
 
2014-04-26 12:04:59 PM  

BalugaJoe: They also get free obamacare.


Plus an Obamaphone
 
2014-04-26 12:09:25 PM  

abhorrent1: Wait. Aren't Ospreys protected? If so, you can't just destroy their nest and who ever from fish & game allowed them too should be fired.


You can move a nest (with permission) as long as there are no eggs in it.
 
2014-04-26 12:13:07 PM  
There's a house near me that has an Osprey nest built on top of the chimney. It's been there for *years*. Like the sun rays we all used to draw on crayon pictures of the sun, there are white bird shiat rays emanating in every direction on the roof with the nest at the center.

I always wonder if the owners ever got a chance to have a nice cozy fire.
 
2014-04-26 12:13:49 PM  

HairyNevus: abhorrent1: Wait. Aren't Ospreys protected? If so, you can't just destroy their nest and who ever from fish & game allowed them too should be fired.

The article said since no eggs had been laid, so it was okay. But...

[www.quickmeme.com image 200x300]


www.everydaynodaysoff.com
 
2014-04-26 12:15:38 PM  
img.fark.net

nbd
 
2014-04-26 12:25:27 PM  
Those were ospreys against surveillance!
 
2014-04-26 12:25:46 PM  

abhorrent1: Wait. Aren't Ospreys protected? If so, you can't just destroy their nest and who ever from fish & game allowed them too should be fired.


Protected doesn't mean endangered. They have Least Concern status.

Their protection is by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act -- which means local wildlife authorities can manage incidents like this.
 
2014-04-26 12:26:28 PM  

HairyNevus: The article said since no eggs had been laid, so it was okay. But...


No eggs in the nest...but on an unrelated note there was an impromptu Omlet based block party.
 
2014-04-26 12:32:43 PM  
Just like other government housing, power and heat is out, the roof leaks, plumbing sucks, and someone is very controlling about what you do with it.
 
2014-04-26 12:40:14 PM  

ZAZ: It was only subsidized housing, not a complete new nest. Section aviate.


I see that...
 
2014-04-26 12:46:27 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: abhorrent1: Wait. Aren't Ospreys protected? If so, you can't just destroy their nest and who ever from fish & game allowed them too should be fired.

You can move a nest (with permission) as long as there are no eggs in it.


Permission isn't needed.

From the US Fish and Wildlife Service site.

Q. What should I do if ospreys nest on my dock, boat or house?
A. Ospreys, just like other migratory birds, are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. But sometimes landowners want to remove these nests, because of their location.
Osprey nests can be removed without a permit from structures such as boats, docks, construction equipment etc. as long as there are no eggs or young in the nest (inactive).
 
2014-04-26 12:49:35 PM  
I'm surprised they just didn't get a few cops to come out there and shoot the birds.
 
2014-04-26 12:58:33 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: Gecko Gingrich: abhorrent1: Wait. Aren't Ospreys protected? If so, you can't just destroy their nest and who ever from fish & game allowed them too should be fired.

You can move a nest (with permission) as long as there are no eggs in it.

Permission isn't needed.

From the US Fish and Wildlife Service site.

Q. What should I do if ospreys nest on my dock, boat or house?
A. Ospreys, just like other migratory birds, are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. But sometimes landowners want to remove these nests, because of their location.
Osprey nests can be removed without a permit from structures such as boats, docks, construction equipment etc. as long as there are no eggs or young in the nest (inactive).


FTFA: The workers removed it - with the approval of fish and wildlife since no eggs had yet been laid.

I'm not challenging you or your link, but the two statements aren't necessarily contradictory. A permit implies an application and a paper trail. Maybe the prescribed procedure says that a call to the Fish and Wildlife people is required to verify no eggs are present? Or maybe de facto permission is given when no eggs are present. It still seems like it would be easy to claim that there were no eggs present if there wasn't a system of verification.
 
2014-04-26 01:04:00 PM  

PastryChef: Those were ospreys against surveillance!


Exactly. It took me three damn weeks to train those birds to block cameras. Then I was going to open my eBay store, "How to Train Birds to Counter Surveillance". But ospreys are tough - they block cameras, but only for life. Once they're blocking one, you can't get 'em to change, ever. This is how I can offer my lifetime guarantee. But now my whole system's been hacked by those bastards at MTA and now I have to start over. Thanks Fartbongo.
 
2014-04-26 01:10:53 PM  
Here in the Florida Keys, we have tons of ospreys. We also have something called the Flyway, it's basically stop-off points for migrating birds, and includes lots of poles and platforms for ospreys to nest. That's specifically why they are erected, for the ospreys. We love our nature down here ;)
 
2014-04-26 01:15:59 PM  

Keys dude: Here in the Florida Keys, we have tons of ospreys. We also have something called the Flyway, it's basically stop-off points for migrating birds, and includes lots of poles and platforms for ospreys to nest. That's specifically why they are erected, for the ospreys. We love our nature down here ;)


Same here in Maryland, at least around The Bay.
 
2014-04-26 01:31:56 PM  
This is one of our manmade osprey nests, on Big Pine Key around mile marker 30 (Key West is marker 0, Key Largo is marker 106):


http://www.rosalindfranklin.edu/portals/9/Images/bird%20photo%201.JP G
 
2014-04-26 01:34:32 PM  
They should have just dispatched some police.  In that case, there'd be a 98% chance that the ospreys would have made a "threatening move" that justified unloading 348 hollow-points into them.  Birds are gone, cops get to satisfy their blood-lust.  Everybody wins.
 
2014-04-26 01:36:38 PM  
Go Seahawks!!
 
2014-04-26 01:37:01 PM  
I hope they remembered to include some drain holes for rainwater in the artificial nest box.
 
2014-04-26 01:38:42 PM  
New Orleans?
 
2014-04-26 01:38:53 PM  
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2014-04-26 01:39:41 PM  
Were also given a free Obamaphone, welfare, and ten million dollars in foodstamps and unemployment so they'll vote Democrat.

/Getting this out now so that someone who thinks it's actually true can't later.
 
2014-04-26 01:44:30 PM  
Hope they drilled some drain holes in that box.
 
2014-04-26 01:54:53 PM  

abhorrent1: Wait. Aren't Ospreys protected? If so, you can't just destroy their nest and who ever from fish & game allowed them too should be fired.


You can if they haven't laid eggs yet. Same with swallows in California... The little Bastards.
 
2014-04-26 02:13:51 PM  
Moving the camera was apparently not an option.
 
2014-04-26 02:14:42 PM  

vharshyde: Were also given a free Obamaphone, welfare, and ten million dollars in foodstamps and unemployment so they'll vote Democrat.

/Getting this out now so that someone who thinks it's actually true can't later.


Or you could check the thread first.
 
2014-04-26 02:15:21 PM  

95629: I'm surprised they just didn't get a few cops to come out there and shoot the birds.


If they had continued interfering with a lucrative government revenue source, it would probably have come to that. In the darkness of night, of course, and amid shouts of, "Stop resisting!"
 
2014-04-26 02:16:18 PM  

LincolnLogolas: abhorrent1: Wait. Aren't Ospreys protected? If so, you can't just destroy their nest and who ever from fish & game allowed them too should be fired.

You can if they haven't laid eggs yet. Same with swallows in California... The little Bastards.


Yeah, swallows are the worst, always leaving coconuts everywhere.
 
2014-04-26 02:23:59 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The Okinawan locals aren't going to be happy about this.


+1

As somebody who has humped (well, climbed) Osprey Hill in the NTA, I am getting  a kick out of your post.

It's been almost 25 years though...
 
2014-04-26 03:33:54 PM  
Yeah, they're probably unmarried and pumping out eggs to get more welfare checks....
 
2014-04-26 05:59:19 PM  
Jesus, I thought it was going to say they were shot.
 
2014-04-26 08:45:12 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: Benjimin_Dover: Gecko Gingrich: abhorrent1: Wait. Aren't Ospreys protected? If so, you can't just destroy their nest and who ever from fish & game allowed them too should be fired.

You can move a nest (with permission) as long as there are no eggs in it.

Permission isn't needed.

From the US Fish and Wildlife Service site.

Q. What should I do if ospreys nest on my dock, boat or house?
A. Ospreys, just like other migratory birds, are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. But sometimes landowners want to remove these nests, because of their location.
Osprey nests can be removed without a permit from structures such as boats, docks, construction equipment etc. as long as there are no eggs or young in the nest (inactive).

FTFA: The workers removed it - with the approval of fish and wildlife since no eggs had yet been laid.

I'm not challenging you or your link, but the two statements aren't necessarily contradictory. A permit implies an application and a paper trail. Maybe the prescribed procedure says that a call to the Fish and Wildlife people is required to verify no eggs are present? Or maybe de facto permission is given when no eggs are present. It still seems like it would be easy to claim that there were no eggs present if there wasn't a system of verification.


Point taken and accepted as valid.
 
2014-04-26 08:50:25 PM  

95629: I'm surprised they just didn't get a few cops to come out there and shoot the birds.


Not that anyone is still reading this thread, but the nest isn't in PG county, so no cops were called and the bird is still alive.
 
2014-04-27 06:09:56 AM  

Mikeyworld: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 500x333]


img.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-27 10:48:13 PM  
So, on a thread about moving a bird nest out of the way of a camera, the 3rd post is trolling about the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare").

It's not Godwinned; maybe Godwingged?
 
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