Next month, the city of Ottawa will host the highly-anticipated a very popular music festival called Bluesfest. It will last for ten days and, according to the organizers, it is the Canadian of the famous festival Bonnaroo. Among the many artists who will be performing over its course there are names like Bryan Adams and Foo Fighters. However, according to reports, the plans for the festival are halted at the moment, and it is all because of a nesting bird.
It seems that a small killdeer bird had made a nest and laid her eggs on a portion with cobblestone. The problem was that the main stage was supposed to be built exactly on that area. And while not endangered, killdeers are protected in Canada. This meant that the nest could not have been touched without federal permission. This is strange because usually, killdeers make their nests in wide open areas that have god visibility. But maybe this couple wanted to attend the festival and decided to get a good spot. It seems that some workers found the nest, the eggs and the bird on Friday, when they were getting ready to erect the main stage.
A killdeer almost ruins a big music festival in Canada
Killdeers are curious little birds. They also have a weird way of protecting their nests. They usually pretend their wing is broken in order to attract all the attention and distract everyone from their nests. Now, it seems that the incubation period lasts between 24 and 28 days. After the eggs hatch, the birds leave the nest behind. But nobody is sure when the little bird established its nest and therefore how long before the killdeer babies emerge. This also means that the organizers had no idea how they would proceed with building of the main stage now. Thankfully, on Tuesday, Environment and Climate Change Canada said that the nest could be safely moved to another area.
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