Friday, April 25, 2014

Maryland Yields to Osprey Extortion

A few days ago I reported on the dispute between the state of Maryland and a pair of Ospreys over a piece of the Bay Bridge overlooking the traffic below.  As I predicted, the Ospreys proved to be more stubborn patient than the state, and they have been rewarded with a nice new platform nearby to relocate their nest to:

Ospreys accept state's relocation offer
The battle between birds and bureaucrats is over — and both sides won.

With a helping hand from a state carpenter, an osprey couple finally got a home with a view of the water on the eastern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

And the Maryland Transportation Authority, which manages the toll facility, finally got the pesky birds to stop nesting in front of cameras that keep an eye on traffic on busy U.S. 50 below.

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