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Old 08-25-2013, 08:34 PM   #931
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They would get rid of the sea gulls and geese. :(. Out here they are killing lots of the bats that eat the insects.
It's controversial. At least one expensive, Danish study indicates that seabirds are pretty smart at evading the offshore wind farms. Massive Offshore Wind Turbines Safe for Birds | MIT Technology Review
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:36 PM   #933
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They all look like they are watching a dead bird (hit by a wind turbine) was ashore
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:41 PM   #934
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My Dad's Boxer and my Goldens.
Awwww. I want to hug them....even if they're watching a dead bird hit by a turbine....
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:10 AM   #935
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Somebody could benefit with that technology. Why haven't I heard of them doing it over here? Anyone on the coast reading this? Heck, we could stick them out on the Great Lakes.
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There is a wind farm off of Nantucket Sound. Even Walter Cronkite when he was alive tried to fight it. After years of court fighting, they lost. The farm is still there and growing.
The wind farm isn't built yet Addie. Cape Wind, in the Nantucket Sound, is supposed to be built. Pac,the residents along the southern shore of Cape Cod had fought it a long time because their view would be obstructed. I think they're actually getting things rolling now. From an article I found online they don't expect the first turbine to be spinning for a few more years.

I think they're pretty neat to look at - from a distance. But they should not be placed anywhere that impacts people - sound, light pattern, etc - or wildlife.

taxy, that was a good article about the turbines and birds. Guess birds are smart - sometimes smarter than humans.
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Old 08-26-2013, 02:13 AM   #936
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My Dad's Boxer and my Goldens.
As our niece would say: Squee!!! So cute! But I think I don't want to be around them when they're wet and have to shake themselves off!
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They all look like they are watching a dead bird (hit by a wind turbine) was ashore
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As our niece would say: Squee!!! So cute! But I think I don't want to be around them when they're wet and have to shake themselves off!
The red golden was shaking herself while still in chest deep water. Such funny "kids"!
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Drove by this guy today while going to a friends house. Looks like he is having a bad day..
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Are you serious? I've never seen anything like that before, but I did see a young robin you had his leg stuck in the V of a privacy fence. It was not pretty.
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