Lori A. Carter, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Wildlife lovers gathered in the shadow of the Highway 101 bridge over the Petaluma River Friday evening to protest slow action by state and federal agencies in preventing birds from dying in construction netting.
“Caltrans is NOT above the law,” stated one sign. “Stop killing birds” was another.
Cliff swallows that build their mud nests each spring in the concrete bridge supports are protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act.