Bald eagle pair to be moved from nest at Martin State Airport
Tuesday, February 24 2009 @ 04:22 PM EST
Contributed by: karenbills
A federal biologist plans to climb 80 feet into an ancient oak tree near Glenn L. Martin State Airport Tuesday morning to knock down a nest built by a breeding pair of bald eagles.
The eviction is part of an effort to drive the nesting birds away from the airport, where they have been judged a hazard to aircraft operations.
"Apparently it's an attractive tree for eagles," said Jonathan Dean, a spokesman for the Maryland Aviation Administration. It's a tall, sturdy perch, close to the food resources of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Nevertheless, he said, "birds and aircraft don't mix."
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