Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 5, 2021

Frightened terns abandon 3,000 eggs after drone illegally crashes on beach

The Guardian reports

About 3,000 elegant tern eggs were abandoned at a southern California nesting island after a drone crashed and scared off the birds, a newspaper reported Friday.

Two drones were flown illegally over the Bolsa Chica ecological reserve in Huntington Beach in May and one of them went down in the wetlands, the Orange County Register said.

Fearing an attack from a predator, several thousand terns abandoned their ground nests, according to the state department of fish and wildlife.

Read more Frightened terns abandon 3,000 eggs after drone illegally crashes on beach | California | The Guardian


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