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Darien Police Shoo Away Ospreys From Tower At Headquarters

An osprey nest, similar to this one, was removed from the communications tower at Darien Police Headquarters on Hecker Avenue Thursday.
An osprey nest, similar to this one, was removed from the communications tower at Darien Police Headquarters on Hecker Avenue Thursday. Photo Credit: Flickr user bsabarnowl

DARIEN, Conn. – Ospreys may be welcome in some parts of town, but the Darien Police Department does not want the birds nesting in its communications tower at police headquarters on Hecker Avenue.

On Thursday, the department installed harmless devices on the tower to prevent the birds from nesting there, according to Capt. Fred Komm. Additionally, an uncompleted nest, which did not hold any eggs, was removed from the tower.

The precautions were undertaken because the nest’s location could be harmful to the birds or interfere with police communications.

“All of these activities are approved and sanctioned, and are being undertaken in consultation with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the federal fish and wildlife agency,” Komm said in a statement.

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