Plastic bag in Portland raptor nest causes concern
on Friday afternoon, a red tailed hawk pecked and pulled at a white plastic grocery bag in its nest.
It’s one of the best known nests in the West, since it has a 24 hour web camera pointed at it as it rests several stories up on the side of a Portland office building.
“If you watch Raptor Cam for any amount of time you see she’s moving it around, re arranging it. In fact there’s a ton of garbage in that nest, said Sallinger. “When you get up close, you find out there’s’ all kinds of stuff in there,” he said.
But a plastic bag? Wo fake rolex n’t it smother the chicks when they hatch? Won’t it collect water and keep them wet and cold?
Sallinger says probably not.
“She’s got to continue to rearrange her nest to keep her eggs safe,” said Sallinger. “If she sees water accumulating underneath them, for example, she’s going to make changes,” he said.
This is, after all, an urban family. A state lawmaker who wants t fake rolex o ban the plastic bags says its time to get them out.
“We have one camer fake rolex a on one bird nest and a bag shows up in there,” said Oregon State Senator Mark Haas. “So, do you think this is happening in other bird nests, in other fish ponds and on the beach? Yes it is,” Haas said.
Haas tried but failed to ban the bags during the last special session of the Oregon legislature. He promises to try again in 2011.
“Takes a thousand years for a plastic bag to decompose,” said Haas. “And I just think we can do better th fake rolex an that in Oregon. This is a state that should be leading the way,” Haas said.
In the meantime, the red tailed hawk family seems content with their urban furniture. One of the hawk parents sat on the plastic bag and the eggs all afternoon.