[CT Birds] Fwd: response from DEEP

Tina and Peter Green petermgreen at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 8 19:42:24 EDT 2013


Thanks to  Bev Propen for looking into this as well. Here's a response she forwarded to me.

Tina Green
Westport
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Beverly Propen <bpropen at gmail.com>
> Date: April 8, 2013, 6:25:14 PM EDT
> To: petermgreen at hotmail.com
> Subject: response from DEEP
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> Hi, Bev.
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> Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act it is not illegal to harass or disturb the osprey as long as birds are not injured and not on an active nest that has either eggs or chicks. These birds are reported to be still building a nest. I know that the USFWS law enforcement agent assigned to this has been following the situation closely and is working with Darien.
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> The jurisdiction in this situation is federal, not state, so ultimately the Town needs to work with the USFWS, which they are doing. An alternate nest location might help the situation, but Darien may not want the birds to remain in the area if they are trying to discourage use of the tower.
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> Thanks for asking!
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> Jenny
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