Thousands of eggs abandoned after drone scares off nesting birds

Monday, Jul 19, 2021

On a nesting island at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Southern California, thousands of elegant tern eggs dot the sands, abandoned. Now it appears the eggs will never hatch.

After a drone crashed on the reserve grounds on May 13, about 3,000 adult elegant terns were scared off, leaving about 1,500 to 2,000 eggs behind.

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Source: Washington Post