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MATTHEW BECK/Chronicle
Construction on the Halls River bridge has been in full swing for some time, but a pair of ospreys nesting atop a crane, far right, has put a temporary stop to the use of the heavy equipment.
Ospreys ‘fowling’ up bridge work

A resourceful osprey has planted herself atop a 135-foot crane in a nest she hastily made over the weekend.

On Monday work crews came to the construction site — the Halls River bridge in Homosassa — and found the nest. That immediately rendered the crane unusable because osprey are protected by the federal Migratory Birds Act.

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