Osprey's fumble cuts power to thousands

BRUNSWICK, ME Central Maine Power spokesman Gail Rice says it took workers about 90 minutes to restore power Wednesday in the Brunswick area. The slippery-taloned osprey was one of a pair that has caused problems for years.

Utility workers have been doing battle with the birds of prey near a shipyard in Bath. After the birds migrate south, workers clear their nest from the transmission pole, but the ospreys keep coming back.

Rice says the utility sometimes tries to keep birds away from sensitive equipment by building nesting platforms nearby.

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