Osprey Nest On Crane Stops Work On D.C. Park Bridge
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ospreys that built a nest on a construction crane have stopped work on a bridge along Washington’s Anacostia Riverwalk.
National Park Service and District of Columbia transportation officials say the crane won’t be used until the ospreys have abandoned the nest for the season. A female osprey appears to be incubating eggs, which takes about 35 days. After that, young osprey take about 45 days to learn to fly.
The crane was for a bridge to carry a trail over railroad tracks on the east bank of the Anacostia River.
The trail is part of a $10 billion effort to revitalize the river and will eventually connect 16 waterfront neighborhoods to the Anacostia Park and the river.
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