MD transportation officials create new nesting area for osprey living on traffic camera

All About Animals
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 10:37am

Maryland transportation officials have installed a nesting platform for a persistent osprey who built nests that blocked traffic cameras by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

"This is the first time at the Bay Bridge where we've seen a bird build a nest directly in front of a traffic camera," said John Sales with the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Crews installed a platform Thursday near the camera where the bird most recently tried to nest.

People can check the osprey's progress for 15 minutes at noon Mondays through Thursdays when a camera is turned toward the platform.

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