First there were questions about how the osprey nest disappeared. Next came anger over bird deterrents where the nest stood for many years. Now the deterrents are gone and numerous people report observing the birds soaring nearby. “I have word that the church is going to be taking the deterrents down. Yay!”So says an email to The Islander Nov. 17 from Briana Gagnier, who informed the media earlier this month about the osprey nest missing from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach. The Rev.
Bradenton Beach Officer Alex Hurt noticed an unoccupied pickup truck parked after hours Oct. 28 at Coquina Park and stopped to investigate. He arrested Julian Z. Herrera, 21, of Bradenton, for possessing cocaine after speaking to the driver and passengers, who returned to the vehicle at about 2 a.m. from the beach. Asked for identification, the group told the officers their IDs were inside the vehicle, where Hurt reported noticing a strong odor of burnt cannabis.
Holmes Beach residents, fishers and nature lovers Josh Strahorn and Briana Gagnier would like to know why. Why was the 10-year home of a pair of ospreys replaced with bird deterrents on the steeple at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Holmes Beach? “I feel so bad for them,” said Gagnier, who drove past the nest several times a day, watching for offspring to poke their heads out. “They’ve been up there as long as I can remember, maybe 10 years — a very long time,” Strahorn said.
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