Artificial eagles' nest erected on port land

PORT Metro Vancouver, under the guidance of eagle biologist David Hancock, has finished installing an artificial eagles nest meant to replace a natural nest destroyed on Thursday.

Work crews erected the 75-foot pole topped with a six-foot wide nest on Friday morning in hopes that two eagles that occupy the territory will call it home and breed in it.

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Hancock has high expectations the pair will take to the nest this season.

The original nest sat in a cottonwood tree on East Esplanade. PMV removed the nest on Thursday morning and is planning to bring the tree down next week to make room for a Spirit Trail connection as part of the Low Level Road expansion project.

Protesters held up workers first attempt to bring the tree down last Monday.

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