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Hey Area: What are those giant bird nests in McLaren Park?

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"Southeast McLaren Park (9 July 11)" by Flickr user ejbSF. Used under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0. Cropped from original.

McLaren Park in southeastern San Francisco is home to an amphitheater, seven miles of walking trails, sweeping views of San Bruno Mountain and — according to listener Danny Yanow — some "giant birds nests." Yanow wrote into KALW's collaborative reporting project Hey Area asking what kind of birds built them. 

Veteran birder Alan Hopkins helps reporter Jürgen Klemm identity the nests' architects. Click on the audio player above to hear the answer. 

What have you always wondered about the Bay Area? Ask Hey Area below.

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