Fate of birds nesting on CT utility poles remains unchanged

Legislators, United Illuminating and environmental groups determined Tuesday that the fate of the birds building nests on utility poles across southwestern Connecticut will remain unchanged. Currently,

News 12 Staff

Jan 14, 2006, 9:48 PM

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Fate of birds nesting on CT utility poles remains unchanged
Legislators, United Illuminating and environmental groups determined Tuesday that the fate of the birds building nests on utility poles across southwestern Connecticut will remain unchanged.
Currently, UI is removing the nests and capturing the Monk Parakeets to turn over to the USDA, which is euthanizing most of them. They say the nests on utility poles are causing outages and transformer fires.
State Representative Rich Roy, of Milford, had hoped there would be a way to keep the birds alive. Instead, an agreement was made with UI to look into other alternatives for dealing with the birds. Roy also suggested developing a continual maintenance program to knock down the nests before they get too large and encourage the birds to move to trees.


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