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Kestrel nest prompts developer to delay Cleveland project

May 15, 2019

CLEVELAND (AP) — The discovery of kestrels nesting on the exterior of a Cleveland commercial building has prompted a developer to delay some rehabilitation work for as long as two months while the chicks are raised.

WOIO-TV reports Snavely Group project manager Walt Gachuck made the decision after five eggs were discovered in a nest at the building near the West Side Market in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. Kestrels are a type of falcon.

The eggs hatched Saturday. A web cam has been installed to provide a live bird’s eye view of the kestrels.

The nest was discovered when adult kestrels began dive bombing construction workers. Snavely has installed netting beneath the nest in case one of the chicks falls out.

The $11 million project is scheduled to be completed in October.

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