[CT Birds] Darien Ospreys being harassed

Tina and Peter Green petermgreen at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 8 14:51:41 EDT 2013

I also phoned DEEP and was told that they are aware of this activity and that it is legal. I have a call into US Fish and Wildlife as to their interpretation of what exactly constitutes harassment or disturbance.  The following is taken verbatim from the DEEP website. 
 "Disturbance of ospreys is prohibited under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 and the Connecticut General Statutes Section 26-92."
 Maybe if  enough people make a formal complaint to the town,state,and Federal government agencies when these situations arise, they will try to come up with better solutions. How about erecting an osprey platform close by as an alternative? Surely this could be a win-win situation for the town of Darien instead of a public relations disaster.
Tina Green
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