Bird lovers in Fairfield build new nests for Monk Parakeets

Bird lovers across southwestern Connecticut descended on Fairfield Saturday to try to lure back the ousted Monk Parakeets. United Illuminating removed more than 150 birds and their nests from utility

News 12 Staff

Jan 14, 2006, 10:53 PM

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Bird lovers in Fairfield build new nests for Monk Parakeets
Bird lovers across southwestern Connecticut descended on Fairfield Saturday to try to lure back the ousted Monk Parakeets.
United Illuminating removed more than 150 birds and their nests from utility poles in late 2005. The utility company?s actions prompted several protests after the birds were euthanized. Now residents are trying to build tall structures for the birds to nest in. One participant said they want to emulate the utility poles since the parakeets seem to like the height.
A Darien-based animal rights group is taking United Illuminating to court to try and stop it from removing more Monk Parakeet nests from utility poles.
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