Seattle's July 4th fireworks show is going to have to make some adjustments because of some very cute, fragile little critters.
There's a pair of cute, baby bald eagles nesting in a tree near the shore of Lake Washington, where a floating launch pad normally holds the massive amount of fireworks used in the grand celebration.
This year, the barge is going to be moved about 350 yards away from the nest, so there's less of a chance of disturbing the bald eagles.
The problem is the babies are only six to eight weeks old, so they can't fly yet.
Event organizers were worried that the loud nosies might start the birdies to the point where they'd jump out of the nest, fall and get hurt!!
Oh no! That'd be the worst thing ever!
No one wants to hurt a bald eagle, especially on the 4th of July!!
So the show is not only moving further away from the birds, but it's also going to emphasize visual elements, instead of loud explosions.
Best part about all of this is that now more of the city will be able to see the fireworks because of where the barge will now be setting up!
So it's a win-win for the city and the beautiful, baby birdies!!
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
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