Posted: Sep 13, 2014 1:03 PM GDTUpdated: Sep 13, 2014 1:03 PM GDT
SEATTLE (AP) - A senior housing facility in Seattle has been issued a $375 federal ticket for blowing nesting birds out of an air vent.
The Senior Housing Assistance Group facility at Cedar Park in North Seattle faces a misdemeanor charge of taking, killing or possessing migratory birds, after a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent said a manager there admitted that maintenance workers in July had "blown out" the vent to remove the birds, which included an adult violet-green swallow and at least three chicks. The adult bird suffered a broken wing and had to be euthanized.