Nesting hawk family stops church restoration


May 2, 2008

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- What better home for birds of prey than
a church?

A $12 million renovation project at Charleston's Grace Episcopal
church is being delayed because a family of red-tailed hawks is
nesting in the steeple.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Friday that it's
against the law to move the birds. So, that means the congregation
has to wait about two months until the chicks are hatched and able
to fly before they can complete the project.

The delay will cost the church about $60,000, the price of
renting the scaffolding that's already in place.

The church's rector, the Rev. Canon Michael Wright, says the
hawks are a reminder that the world is bigger than man's individual
Information from: The Post and Courier,

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