When Franklin District linemen Daral Rector, Jim Jasper, and Kevin Hedges went to replace a pole in Jefferson County, they found it was home to a bluebird family. Rather than discard the nest and its four eggs, the linemen removed the pole top to keep the nest intact.
The linemen then used polyester pulling tape to temporarily attach the nest section to the pole’s base. Mom and dad returned to the nest. All four chicks hatched.