OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — On World Wildlife Day, some utility crews on Long Island made sure osprey birds have a safe place to nest.
PSEG Long Island updated Osprey Cams that were installed last year.READ MORE: SUV Crashes Into Manhattan Deli Following Collision With Second Vehicle; 6 People Injured Firefighters Defy Elements, Rescue Man At Base Of Great Falls
Plastic bags, fishing lines and other garbage was removed from nests for the upcoming breeding season.
“We’d like to get it out of there so that when the young are born and they’re walking around the nest, it doesn’t get entangled on their feet, or god forbid they ingest some of the stuff,” environmentalist Jim Jones said.MORE NEWS: Police: Woman Wanted For Punching MTA Bus Driver In Manhattan
PSEG Long Island also installs nesting platforms to deter returning birds from nesting on electrical equipment.