Drone video helps to identify and save hawks’ nest

In River Heights, , a tenant warned the tree-cutting crew that high up in the dead Ponderosa pine tree there was a birds' nest. Property owner, David Johnson used his unmanned aircraft to take a peak. The drone footage helped to identify and save the hawks' nest.

Drone video helps to identify and save hawks' nest

Johnson said that he didn't want to fly his drone any closer as to not scare the hawk.

“It hunkered down and gave me the eagle eye,” Johnson said, according to the Idaho State Journal. “I didn't want to get too close to the nest and disturb it or scare it off.”

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To find out what to do about the hawks' nest, Johnson contacted the Utah Division of Natural Resources. Federal law protects all nesting migratory birds so John will have to wait until the young hawks leave the nest before he will be able to remove the dead tree.

“The main law protecting those birds is the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and hawks definitely fall under that protection,” said Adam Brewerton, a sensitive-species biologist for the Utah Division of .

Johnson said he was glad to avoid causing any harm to the young family of hawks and to get some ‘pretty cool' wildlife drone footage in the process.

“I'd hate to bring down a tree with a bunch of baby chicks in it,” he said. “In a month or two, they'll probably fly the nest and we'll be able to remove the tree then.”

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