Protected Birds Injured in Tree Trimming

U.S. Postal Service in Oakland, Calif., under fire for destroying nests protected by federal and state laws.
1:10 | 05/08/14

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Which this tiny black crowned night -- is recovering from a surgery officials say he should have had to happen. After an accident that didn't have to happen we really encourage people to do their tree trimming in the fall and winter months after the birds have had babies. Protected by the migratory bird act this and -- -- birds had their nests destroyed when tree -- is chopped off the branches to the trees housing them. Some of those injured birds were brought here to the international bird rescue their only chance at survival. And so they had little bumps and bruises some of them had scrapes one of them had a -- commendable that required -- According to the department of fish and wildlife crews under orders from the post office trimmed and cut branches from these trees -- their downtown facility. Injuring birds when the branches fell. In direct violation of state and federal laws visitors here is Stephanie -- -- it says rules on to win the trees can be trimmed and by whom. Are clear. And -- the post office could've avoided the entire situation with a simple phone call to the city. We would've come up with a solution we would -- Tokyo -- we can't do anything right now -- nesting but as soon as alas when pledges. Will be here to help in Oakland Nick Smith ABC 7 NEWS.

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