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Monday, May 13, 2019

Found Baby Falcon Nest Delays $11 million Ohio City Construction Project By Two Months

Posted By on Mon, May 13, 2019 at 5:47 PM

  • Photo via Wikimedia Commons
While rehabbing the Seymour and Forest City Bank buildings in Ohio City, the Snavely Group construction team recently noticed some new tenants. Small falcons known as kestrels had taken up roost on the north side of the development.

Further investigation from the Ohio Division of Wildlife found five beautiful eggs inside the birds' nest.

Instead of moving the animals "I decided to rework the schedule and let them naturally run their course and let the eggs hatch," project manager Walt Gachuk told WKYC.

Working around the birds' natural schedule means up to a two-month delay on that portion of the building, part of the $11 million development.

Happily, the baby birds hatched Saturday and a live birding web cam has already been installed (see below). Meanwhile, the buildings are slated for completion by October, with Ohio City Galley already open.
Find out more about the birds right here.

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