Lehi business used netting to keep parents from baby falcons

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While bird species that nest in the eaves of buildings might seem like a nuisance, it’s unlawful to disturb nests that have eggs or baby birds, and you can be cited for doing so, according to Utah Division of Wildlife Resources spokesperson Faith Jolley.

On June 29, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources received a call from a concerned individual about a net covering a bird nest in the eaves of a business in Lehi. The caller had seen several American kestrel (North America’s smallest falcon species) nestlings earlier in the week and then later noticed someone had installed a net over the nest, said Jolley in an email.

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