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Bald eagle nesting tree cut down in Virginia Beach

Posted at 2:05 PM, Jul 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-28 00:21:08-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - A bald eagle nest in a tree that some people in a Virginia Beach neighborhood didn’t want removed has come down.

The nest was in a tree on Lord Dunmore Drive in Kempsville.

A $30 million residential and commercial development project was put on hold for several months because of the nest.

The eagle nest must be inactive for 10 days before U.S. Fish and Wildlife will issue a permit allowing the city to cut down the trees/nesting area.

The City says the nest has been inactive for the past ten days and the permits were reportedly issued allowing the tree to be taken down, but that is little comfort to the many people who come out to bird watch, like Tim Curtis.

"It's bad enough when you lose one friend but when you lose five that you have been following around for so long its sad," said Curtis. "It's depressing."

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