Every July, people from all across Canada travel to Ottawa for Bluesfest, one of the country’s largest medicine fete s. But this yr, formulation for the fete are on hold to protect one very special attendee: a female parent chick and her nest. Workers discovered the bird, a killdeer plover, guarding her four eggs while they were setting up one of the festival’s main phase. The breed is protected by the Canadian administration and cannot be moved without federal permission.
“I have to say this is one of the most challenging problems that we’ve been presented with recently,” Bluesfest executive director Mark Monahan told newsperson. A parent killdeer may wantonness the eggs if they are moved more than a few feet, Carleton University naturalist Michael Runtz told CNN mate CBC. Killdeer plover eggs take between 24 and twenty-eight daytime to hatch, and the birds can tent flap away shortly after. The festival is solidifying to begin July 5. Bluesfest cites a norm attendance of more than 300,000 buffs. This year’s batting order includes Ted Shawn Mendes, the Foo Paladin, and the Dave Matthews Band.
Workers have blocked off the nest with caution tape recording and the festival has hired a security sentry to go to make sure no one tampers with the nest. Organizers have identified multiple re-nesting positioning and are hoping to receive a decision from Union soldier officials soon.