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Ospreys Saved from Eviction Notice

Ospreys Saved from Eviction Notice
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When the global economy nosedived in 2008, the condo market in Kelowna, British Columbia ground to a halt. Work stopped on the 21 story Lucaya development near the waterfront. Left behind were a concrete foundation and a towering crane.

Four years later, the crane still stands. As winds shift, the crane swings around, positioning itself over the outdoor dining areas of three restaurants. Therein lies the problem and the city’s current dilemma.

Until construction on the Lucaya site stopped, a pair of ospreys had been using a nesting platform built for them in the nearby Rotary Marsh.

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Photo credits: Cathryn Wellner

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3:30AM PDT on May 26, 2012

thanks for sharing :)

9:57PM PDT on May 17, 2012

Thanks

2:01PM PDT on May 17, 2012

noted

11:27AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Ospreys are magnificient creatures. I hope they continue to leave them alone and allow them to live freely and without concerns for their welfare. Humans need to do better about respecting animals...they have rights too. And their fate if our fate....................

10:04AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Mitt Romney could use that crane! For installing his car elevator, loading pet carriers and whatnot.

8:43AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Humans seem to be such an ignorant species. And we're supposed to be the intelligent ones.

1:37AM PDT on May 17, 2012

I hope they can find another nest.

11:40PM PDT on May 16, 2012

Noted

9:25PM PDT on May 16, 2012

Hope they find a good permanent solution.

9:20PM PDT on May 16, 2012

It seems to me, that a huge crane like that, left free to swing in the breeze, is a huge safety liability. How can the company get away with simply abandoning everything in place?

I'm glad that the ospreys will be left alone.

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