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: MTA To Start Issuing $50 Fines To Riders Not Wearing Masks Vaccine Mandates For NYC Teachers, State Health Care Workers Head To Court
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: NJ TRANSIT Bus, Car Crash In Irvington Takes Out Power Poles
PSEG Long Island also installs nesting platforms to deter returning birds from nesting on electrical equipment.