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Old 04-02-2017, 07:35 AM
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I'm far from a dirty hippy tree humper, but I do enjoy nature and clean. But I'm also realistic....all these a$$hats that hold up projects for one damn bird or a mouse or some BS in the USA are feel good jerks.

If they cared about Earth and the environment, they would look at 1)over fishing of the world's waters, 2)massive deforestation because people burn wood for fuel, 3)poachers in Africa so some culture can get boners from "aphrodisiacs" (because there is no real economy, so poor people do anything for money) 4) the only way to make most of these turd-world countries to care about their environment is to get them to have economic surplus.

If you have to worry about having food tomorrow to not starve, do you think you give a damn about the environment? The irony is that many of these tree-humpers are all about global warming, anti-co2 insanity, that they won't let developing countries install coal power plants. And COAL is the only practical and economically viable way to get these countries electricity. Without electricity, nobody will give a damn about the turtles or the trees.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by acme54321 View Post
More importantly... Are they raising the halls river bridge???
No
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Old 04-02-2017, 03:10 PM
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The story says they are going to relocate the nest - what is the big deal?

There ain't no shortage of Ospreys around here -for sure. We'll lend you a few
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:00 AM
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Nothing like an osprey next in the tree next door. They squawk all the time (they fight eagles and crows in the area. They crap a lot, tons, and leave fish bones all over your yard. There was an old neighbor guy across the street from my parents, he had enough of his nest, got his rifle, and took care of that. He didn't get in trouble other than maybe a ticket.
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:21 AM
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The story says they are going to relocate the nest - what is the big deal?
Because relocating the nest takes up to 3-6 months and around 10,000.00 to move the nest PLUS whatever else is involved with a delay. We had to pay some enviro-mental guy a pile of money to come "observe" the nest (yep...just stood there for hours watching the nest) several times during the waiting period and file for permits and then pay him again to move the nest. When it was all said and done the osprey did not go to the location which the state mandated we put the new nest, they went off to where they darn well pleased. It was a complete waist of time and money. Not to mention screwing scheduling. If there was a real shortage of birds I guess I could understand it but around SWFL these birds are EVERYWHERE!!!!.
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Old 04-03-2017, 05:27 AM
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Doesn't make a lot of sense. I doubt they built a nest and laid an egg in it over the weekend.

We have a bunch around here also. They love buggy tops on sportfish towers and sometimes sailboat masts. Most owners know if you see one putting a stick on your boat , you better get it off quick. And keep doing it. They'll find another spot.
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Old 04-03-2017, 07:02 AM
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Originally Posted by CruiseToFish View Post
Nothing like an osprey next in the tree next door. They squawk all the time (they fight eagles and crows in the area. They crap a lot, tons, and leave fish bones all over your yard. There was an old neighbor guy across the street from my parents, he had enough of his nest, got his rifle, and took care of that. He didn't get in trouble other than maybe a ticket.
I wouldn't recommend that you try this at home. I would suspect the potential penalties for killing an osprey are pretty high.
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Lobstercatcher229 View Post
I wouldn't recommend that you try this at home. I would suspect the potential penalties for killing an osprey are pretty high.
Well yeah they are, but back in the day it was what it was. You've never had a nest of ospreys year after year I take it. They are badass to watch actually. They beat the hell out of bald eagles, trout and sheepshead etc. You can hear them moving through the air when they dive. Fish carcasses in the grass and pool, not as much coolness there.
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:02 PM
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Assume for a minute that they didn't notice the nest and started working the equipment, the nest gets torn up, what happens to the company?
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