Hi Donna, Quite a dilemma presented. You could call the DEC to clarify the nest's protection under the migratory bird act when it is within a private structure. Perhaps they can relocate the nest and egg(s) for you. I also know of a wildlife rehabber who specializes in TVs. Perhaps she can help too. Feel free to DM me.
Jennifer On Thu, May 12, 2022 at 3:42 PM Donna Lee Scott <d...@cornell.edu> wrote: > This morning I was with my grounds worker & we were going into the > boathouse on the beach to clear out leaves & piles of sticks brought by > flood last fall. > As I open the door, there was a loud commotion & then I saw a smallish > Turkey Vulture flying inside at the lake end of boathouse! > It landed on the gravel & got out under the boat exit doors, the bottom if > which is 2 feet above the ground! > > That was curious, but lately TVs have been perched on roof of & trees near > boathouse. > However as Rick & I started cleaning the gravel floor, I found in a little > scrape with a few leaves one lovely speckled egg! > Ms. TV wants to nest in there! > > Ordinarily this would be fine with me, but june 6 I am moving to Kendal & > a couple weeks after that my house (& the boathouse) goes up for sale. > > Will a month + be enough time for more eggs to be laid, incubated , > hatched & chicks fledged? > > I am SO busy now, I don’t have time to look up this info. > > Another bother: she is pooping in there & it is quite stinky -not a prime > condition for selling real estate! > > What to do? > > Donna Scott > Lansing > Sent from my iPhone > -- > *Cayugabirds-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> > Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > <http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> > *Archives:* > The Mail Archive > <http://email@example.com/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> > BirdingOnThe.Net <http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --