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Part of hawks' nest knocked down in Manhattan

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A construction worker at a building on the Upper West Side accidentally knocked down part of a nest of red-tailed hawks on Wednesday.

The construction company was issued a summons because red-tailed hawks are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which prohibits hunting the birds and destroying nests and eggs.

The company said it was an accident.

Some residents of the building said they are honored that the birds are nesting there.

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