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Old 04-01-2017, 05:34 AM
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Osprey Cripples Construction crane ! :-(

Only in Amerika !!!


I'm going to have to insert yet another clause in my contracts ...
to cover animals !


http://www.baynews9.com/content/news...eys_causi.html


HOMOSASSA -- A pair of mating ospreys are causing trouble for construction crews working Homosassa. Specifically, over the weekend they built a nest on top of a crane that's being used to build the new Halls River Bridge.
  • Nest reportedly has one egg in it
  • FDOT has obtained permit to move nest
  • Halls River bridge construction scheduled to be complete next year
The Florida Department of Transportation said the nest contains one egg. They've put a temporary hold on work that can be done with that crane.

“We anticipate the nest to be relocated next week to a pole nearby that the contractor will install,” said FDOT spokesperson Kris Carson. “Work involving the crane will resume after the nest has been relocated.”

FDOT said they already have the state permit needed to move the nest. Audubon Florida board member Barbara Walker said they is doing the best they can in this situation.

“I think they have a very good chance if they put a platform very nearby to relocate the bird and possibly still fledge young from that, because ospreys are very prolific,” said Walker. “It would’ve been better if there was no egg and if they caught this when the first few sticks go down.”


The new Halls River bridge is being funded with a $6.6 million federal grant. The construction is scheduled to be completed early next year.
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Ridiculous. Trump will get to stupid things like these crippling laws soon...
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I like ospreys but there is not a shortage of them.
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How much per day are they loosing. I hope the contractor has a act of God clause in the contract that absolves him from paying for this. Crazy
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See also, bald eagle. Sure they are our mascot and pretty and noble and all that, but there are also a ton of bald eagles out there now. I see 2-3 every day!
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kill em all
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Originally Posted by Eastport205 View Post
kill em all
Kill all the people and let's start in new jersey.
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We have more people than ospreys and I like ospreys better than people anyway..
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Originally Posted by bjm9818 View Post
How much per day are they loosing. I hope the contractor has a act of God clause in the contract that absolves him from paying for this. Crazy
Zero

they are not working on that side and going about their job on the opposite side. There is already a plan of action to move the bird, it's nest, and egg next week.


I would say that are going about it just fine right now.
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Originally Posted by Poncho65 View Post
Kill all the people and let's start in new jersey.
He types from someplace anonymous
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Originally Posted by johnny.dollar View Post
See also, bald eagle. Sure they are our mascot and pretty and noble and all that, but there are also a ton of bald eagles out there now. I see 2-3 every day!

I am a bald eagle lover in Florida. I guess I should go to Alaska where I have seen a picture of 55 of them in a tree.

My near neighbors were a couple of bald eagles. This winter they successfully raised 2 eagles to the flying stage, then one of the parents died.
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Originally Posted by Lobstercatcher229 View Post
I am a bald eagle lover in Florida. I guess I should go to Alaska where I have seen a picture of 55 of them in a tree.

My near neighbors were a couple of bald eagles. This winter they successfully raised 2 eagles to the flying stage, then one of the parents died.
They taste like manatee.........
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We had a demolition job delayed about 4-5 months because a pair built a nest on the corner of one of the buildings between the time we filed for a permit until it was issued. The property owners decided to have them moved which took forever because of all the enviro-mental nut jobs. It cost them about $10,000 to move them. Trust me...there is no shortage of ospreys around here.
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Originally Posted by Lobstercatcher229 View Post
I am a bald eagle lover in Florida. I guess I should go to Alaska where I have seen a picture of 55 of them in a tree.

My near neighbors were a couple of bald eagles. This winter they successfully raised 2 eagles to the flying stage, then one of the parents died.

Go fishing in orange lake. Watch them chase the ospreys to take their fish away from them.
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I have seen several projects held up because of gopher turtles too.
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More importantly... Are they raising the halls river bridge???
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Originally Posted by raystein View Post
Go fishing in orange lake. Watch them chase the ospreys to take their fish away from them.
I am impressed with osprey hunting ability. I have heard that eagles are more like vultures when it comes to hunting.
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We have a lot of them on the river here. Enjoy watching then hunt and what really pisses you off when your in the bass boat and have not got a bite all day they catch one they have a hard time flying the thing is so big. I call it bumping its ass in the water all the way across the river......
God help our govn gets involve they would charge them with fishing without a license.

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The bridge over what's left of Lake Lanier on Hwy. 53 between Dawsonville and Gainesville, GA is home to at least 1 breeding pair. The bridge is being replaced and the contract calls for towers built to put the nests on so the birds can continue to live in the area while construction proceeds.
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Originally Posted by calmseas6 View Post
I have seen several projects held up because of gopher turtles too.
Gopher turtles are big time issue. I really don't hurt any creatures, but the monetary risk of simply picking one up and relocating it to another sandhill is out of sight.

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