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Haying roadsides uprooting, destroying nesting habitat of waterfowl, other birds

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WILLMAR -- At least one wildlife professional is concerned about the state of roadside ditches this summer.

Scott Glup, project leader at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife office in Litchfield, doesn't like what he's seeing.

"There's a lot of road right-of-way haying going on. Most of the ground birds are nesting there. The nesting season is roughly about this time," he said.

Glup said a number of people have told him they've seen an increase in the haying as well.

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