The feed from the Bay Bridge traffic camera really got interesting for a second there. An osprey built a nest just in front of its lens, giving visitors to the state website a candid look at the habits of the beautiful bird of prey. Then the Maryland Transit Authority destroyed the nest, an eviction approved by the Department of Natural Resources since no eggs had been laid. The osprey rebuilt. The MDTA re-destroyed. The osprey rebuilt. The MDTA, thinking surely one more demolition ought to drive the message home, destroyed it a third time.
But guess what? It appears the osprey has begun to build a fourth nest in the same location, because ospreys are ospreys and not people.