Huge vulture gets nailed by wind turbine blades and splats a hundred feet below.
I once worked on a wind-farm siting project out of Wenatchee, WA, to determine where heavy migratory flyways were located, by conducting night radar-surveys for birds. Using a FURUNO radar system, we could get a good idea of passerine numbers flying at night, by reading their echo signature. There are a ton of apple farms there.
The wind farm project I worked on was being considered in the middle of a
passerine flyway ie; a "super-highway" of millions of birds headed
north to feed. Birds have regular established routes of travel on their
migrations, just like caribou and wildebeest. These migration routes
take advantage of feeding areas, wind currents, shelter, water, and
The concern was if too many birds got killed, farmers would see increased production costs with apply
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