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Goose hit by wind turbine  

Author:  | England, Wildlife

Each year I go across to cut a meadow near Stanground lock and every year at this time I like to watch the wild geese fly in across the fen towards Peterborough.

They always come across above the brick works and McCain factory.

This year they have now put up four wind turbines at the factory.

As I watched a flock of 100 plus geese come across they had to make a quick change of direction as they flew through the blades.

It was like they did not see that the blades were turning.

One of the birds was hit by the blade and still managed to fly another 500 yards or so before it landed in a field.

I went across to find it but due to the height of the vegetation I could not see it.

This made me wonder how many birds are being hit by these blades across the fens and are managing to fly on before dying a slow and painful death.

Thousands of birds fly across the fen each year, geese especially often fly by night.

PETER CARTER, 8-9 Church Terrace, Outwell

Fenland Citizen, 22 October 2008

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