More damage reported at Siesta Key bird nest site

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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:39 am

SIESTA KEY, Fla. -- Authorities are investigating more vandalism that's been reported at an area of beach set aside for nesting birds.

Earlier this week, numerous nest were destroyed after a motor bike of some sort was driven through the site, which is clearly marked off as a protected area.

Now there are reports that somebody has removed the barrier protecting the birds.

The incidents are under investigation by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office and Florida Fish & Wildlife.

The areas need protection since several types of shorebirds build their nests right in the sand, and can easily be trampled on unknowingly.

ABC 7's Todd Dunn is following this story and will have more tonight on ABC 7 News.

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