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Seattle Moves Fireworks Display Out Of Respect For Eaglets

NPR
Friday, June 28, 2013

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A couple of eaglets are in a nest in a Seattle suburb, near the spot where the city launches its Independence Day fireworks. The local Audubon Society worried fireworks would startle the baby birds which are still too young to fly. So organizers moved the launch site.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Here are two great American symbols that don't always go well together: bald eagles and Fourth of July fireworks. A couple of eaglets are in a nest in a Seattle suburb, right near the spot where the city launches its Independence Day display. The local Audubon Society worried the pyrotechnics would startle the baby birds, still too young to fly. So organizers moved the launch site, plus say this year's display will use quieter fireworks. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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