Sarasota News Leader

01/25/2013

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WHERE DID THEY GO? An osprey nest originally sat atop this utility pole on Siesta Key. Photo by Tatiana Staats FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT GIVES AN OSPREY PAIR A NEW, SAFER NESTING LOCATION ON SIESTA KEY By David Staats Contributing Writer Last week Siesta Seen reported on an osprey nest built atop an electric utility pole at the intersection of Midnight Pass Road and Beach Road on Siesta Key. This week it was noticed that the nest had been removed and relocated to a dedicated osprey nesting platform some 30 yards to the west. The relocation occurred on Jan. 16, as the result of a request by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to

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