Thursday, May 5, 2016
Kids destroy Udall's Cove osprey nest
From CBS 2:
Little Neck residents are outraged after an osprey nest was deliberately set on fire.
CBS2’s Tracee Carrasco reported that state investigators are trying to find who started the blaze along the Nassau-Queens border by the Long Island Sound.
Chris DeGeorge witnessed last Sunday someone setting fire to the osprey nest in Udalls Cove as neighbors said it was set by two boys and a girl.
Udalls Cove is a designated bird sanctuary and ospreys are protected under both federal and state law.
Joseph DeGeorge said it appears the ospreys are trying to build a new nest, but it may be too late in the season for any hatchling to survive.
The reward leading to an arrest has grown to more than $4,000.