Osprey Nest Causing Shut Down Of Town’s Fire Alarm - New York News

Osprey Nest Causing Shut Down Of Town’s Fire Alarm

Posted: Updated:
Spring Lake, New Jersey (My9NJ) - A beautiful family of ospreys has decided to build their nest on top of Spring Lake’s fire alarm which sits about 100 feet up on a pole behind the police and fire station.

Ospreys are a protected species in the Garden State so the alarm had to be shut down while the family of birds remains nestled there.

The alarm has been shut down for over a month now and now some locals like Tom Shedaker are concerned.

“They have to have the fire alarm. They can move them somewhere else and the state can make an exemption,” he explained.

According to Borough Administrator Bryan Dempsey, there really isn’t any emergency to move the birds and reinstate the alarm. He said that the towns been working hand in hand with the Division of Fish and Wildlife to deal with the situation and that the alarm is really just one of several ways that the Spring Lake volunteer fire department is notified in case of an emergency.

“The whistle is a redundancy, it’s a means of communication that we use to get the first aid and fire people out, but it’s not the only means. We use cellphones, text message and pagers,” he said.

Once the Ospreys leave after the summer, it is likely that the town will move the nest somewhere close to where it is now. The species is known to mate for life and return to the same nest year after year.

There are only 550 ospreys in New Jersey.


Watch Chasing New Jersey weeknights at 10pm on My9 and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Mom Desperate For Her Kids After Ex Takes Them To India & Doesn’t Return

    Mom Desperate For Her Kids After Ex Takes Them To India & Doesn’t Return

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:28:03 GMT
    Last week President Obama signed into law the Sean David Goldman Act which authorizes the State Department to take forceful measures against a country that doesn't help to return an American child held there. Oftentimes, these cases of international child abduction occur when parents are divorced and one parent is holding a child or children from the other parent in a different country. Sadly, that is the case for Plainsboro woman Bindu Philips.
    Last week President Obama signed into law the Sean David Goldman Act which authorizes the State Department to take forceful measures against a country that doesn't help to return an American child held there. Oftentimes, these cases of international child abduction occur when parents are divorced and one parent is holding a child or children from the other parent in a different country. Sadly, that is the case for Plainsboro woman Bindu Philips.
  • Increase In Suicide Hotline Calls Since Robin Williams’ Death

    Increase In Suicide Hotline Calls Since Robin Williams’ Death

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:41:29 GMT
    Robin Williams' suicide was front page news around the world. It led to a massive outpouring of sympathy and grief from friends and fans. To this day people are still speculating as to why he would take his own life and whether his decision would have changed if he was able to talk to someone about what he was dealing with. Since his death, Westfield based suicide prevention hotline calls have spiked.
    Robin Williams' suicide was front page news around the world. It led to a massive outpouring of sympathy and grief from friends and fans. To this day people are still speculating as to why he would take his own life and whether his decision would have changed if he was able to talk to someone about what he was dealing with. Since his death, Westfield based suicide prevention hotline calls have spiked.
  • Man Arrested For Carving Swastika In Neighbors Yard

    Man Arrested For Carving Swastika In Neighbors Yard

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:32:31 GMT
    Leisure Village is a quiet adult community in Lakewood, New Jersey. It's the last place that you would expect to see a swastika carved in front of someone's home, but sadly Fred Blumberg and his partner said that is exactly what happened to them. Blumberg explained that as an older gay couple they've dealt with harassment for years.
    Leisure Village is a quiet adult community in Lakewood, New Jersey. It's the last place that you would expect to see a swastika carved in front of someone's home, but sadly Fred Blumberg and his partner said that is exactly what happened to them. Blumberg explained that as an older gay couple they've dealt with harassment for years.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Tyga calls for Empire State Building to go gold

    Tyga calls for Empire State Building to go gold

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:42 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:42:31 GMT
    The push to go gold for pediatric cancer has spread to the hip hop world. Popular rapper Tyga is joining those calling for the Empire State Building to light up for a good cause.
    The push to go gold for pediatric cancer has spread to the hip hop world. Popular rapper Tyga is joining those calling for the Empire State Building to light up for a good cause.
  • Times Square to go gold for cancer research

    Times Square to go gold for cancer research

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:40:36 GMT
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
    Things are looking up for cute little Cami King. Not only is her cancer in remission, she also just got to meet Mickey, Minnie and Elmo in Times Square. But, if you can believe it, there's something else this 4-year-old is even more excited about: Times Square is going gold. The chairman of the Times Square Advertising Coalition announced the crossroads of the world is going to light up in gold to raise awareness for pediatric cancer research.
  • Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead in NY gov race

    Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead in NY gov race

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:15 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:15:46 GMT
    Gov. Andrew CuomoGov. Andrew Cuomo
    A new poll shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to maintain a 2-to-1 advantage over his Republican challenger in New York's gubernatorial race. The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday gives Cuomo a 56 to 28 percent lead over Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. That's essentially unchanged from Quinnipiac's poll in May.
    A new poll shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to maintain a 2-to-1 advantage over his Republican challenger in New York's gubernatorial race. The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday gives Cuomo a 56 to 28 percent lead over Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. That's essentially unchanged from Quinnipiac's poll in May.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices