Alfred Hitchcock, Call Your Office: Part of Nature Center One-Mile Trail Temporarily Closed While Fledgling Hawks Leave Nest...And Mother Birds Might Attack Park Patrons
(July 3, 2008) -- In order to avoid a LB-updated version of the Alfred Hitchcock film The Birds, LB Parks, Rec & Marine has temporarily closed part of the El Dorado Nature Center's one-mile trail while fledgling Cooper's Hawks attempt to leave their nest...because the mother birds might try to attack park patrons. [!]
File photo source: Fairfax County, VA Health Dept.
"The Cooper's Hawk is a medium-sized hawk that hunts smaller birds and is built for fast flight through woods and forest areas. It is estimated that the closure will be in effect for three to four weeks in order to protect the safety of both patrons and the birds. During the time when the young birds attempt to leave their nest, it is possible that the mother bird may attempt to attack patrons," says a Parks, Rec & Marine release issued Thursday (July 3).
Meanwhile, the Center's two-mile trail will still be accessible because it's "far enough away from the nest site to still be safe."
"El Dorado Nature Center visitors are asked to observe posted signs and to avoid the closed area of the one-mile trail until further notice. For updates on the one-mile trail closure, call (562) 570-1745."
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