Wind Farms Affect Patterns

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Wind Farms Affect Patterns

Postby LimitsOnLimits » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:14 pm

Has anyone else noticed that since these wind farms have been going up the duck and goose numbers are decreasing? I cant be the only one that thinks that the wind farms are the problem.
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Re: Wind Farms Affect Patterns

Postby luie b » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:17 pm

They say birds do hit them occasionally but you're crazy and full of excuses if you believe they are the reason you don't see many ducks some days.
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Re: Wind Farms Affect Patterns

Postby LimitsOnLimits » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:20 pm

By some days do you mean the past 3 or 4 years?
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Re: Wind Farms Affect Patterns

Postby gearhead80 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:30 pm

I don't have any around me, but I can't see birds really "wanting" to get down anywhere around one.. That is an interesting observation..
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Re: Wind Farms Affect Patterns

Postby KillerKowalski » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:32 pm

luie b wrote:They say birds do hit them occasionally but you're crazy and full of excuses if you believe they are the reason you don't see many ducks some days.


HS friend is a wind energy engineer and always tells me stories about many birds they find under the turbines. Quite the uproar with local residents over them. I don't believe it stops the migration, but detours them for sure.
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Re: Wind Farms Affect Patterns

Postby smokinquack4 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:00 pm

They have no effect what so ever. Horicon Marsh has thousands of windfarms on it and it holds more ducks now than in the 70's. There are more duck now than ever. There may be other issues but this is not it.
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Re: Wind Farms Affect Patterns

Postby luie b » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:10 pm

People I know that work on them say they find dead birds that flew into them but don't find ducks that often. Mostly starlings and blackbirds is what they find.
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