POULSBO, Wash. - The lights at a Poulsbo park must have seemed like a good nesting spot for a pair of ospreys. The pond nearby is stocked with plenty of fish. But those lights could ignite their nest and kill the pair and their offspring.

The Kitsap Sun reports ( the Kitsap Audubon Society is hoping to relocate the birds. In 2011, an osprey nest in a Poulsbo cellphone tower caught fire, leaving one of the adults injured and the offspring dead.

Now the Audubon Society is in talks with the North Kitsap School District about building a platform near the lights as an alternative nesting site. A similar platform was built earlier this year when ospreys were spotted nesting in a cell tower near a Bainbridge Island school.

State Department Fish and Wildlife biologist Jeff Skriletz says osprey, also known as the sea hawk, mate for life and lay two to four eggs a year. They often return to the same location to nest, and getting them to move can be difficult.

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