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Human vs. Nature: The Osprey Affair

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Osprey need large, sturdy structures to build their nests - which can span 5 feet and weigh hundreds of pounds. This construction crane is perfect - for the Osprey.
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Osprey need large, sturdy structures to build their nests - which can span 5 feet and weigh hundreds of pounds. This construction crane is perfect - for the Osprey.

The D.C. Department of Transportation thought it might "get ahead" on construction of a pedestrian bridge on the Anacostia River Trail. That was, until a pair of Ospreys decided to make a home on top of their construction crane. Now progress has ground to a halt because they're a protected species. Sabri Ben-Achour explains why these birds are such a big deal and how local officials are responding.

[Music: "Free Bird" by Hayseed Dixie from Pickin' On Lynyrd Skynyrd]

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