Bald eagle pair to be evicted from Maryland airport nest

Middle River, Md. (AP) — A pair of bald eagles is loving life
near the runways of Martin State Airport in Middle River.

But it’s not the safest scenario, for pilots or the birds. So
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is evicting them.

Biologists plan to remove the nest and the tree limbs that
support it on Tuesday. Craig Koppie of the Fish and Wildlife
Service’s Chesapeake Bay Field Office says because it’s early in
the nesting season, the eagles will have time to build a new nest
or move to one they’ve used before.

A Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman says if the eagles have
laid eggs already, the eggs will have to be destroyed. The agency
has the authority to remove the nest and any eggs.

Bald eagles are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle
Protection Act of 1940 but are no longer listed as a threatened
species.

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