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A 10-day music festival in Canada was suspended after a birds’ nest with four eggs was discovered where the main stage is to be erected, The Globe and Mail reported. A security guard is keeping watch over a nest. Bluesfest in Ottawa, Ontario, belongs to a pair of killdeer, a protected species. The show will go on once Environment Canada decides whether to accept a proposal to move the nest. The festival which will includes performances by the Dave Matthews Band and Foo Fighters among several other acts, (national, and local talent) says CTV News
Another option is to incubate the eggs according to CTV News. In the 19th century for example, when egg collections were a popular (and legal) hobby, bird nests were sometimes collected, and some of these were later bequeathed to the Canadian Museum of Nature. Over the years, the museum put together a representative collection of nests for reference. This material also helps document the diversity of nesting habits among different species. In the meantime, a security guard has been assigned to protect the nest and the eggs. The security guard says this is quit a big conundrum for the Bluesfest organizers as far as dollars are concerned but hay, I’m getting paid regardless.
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