October 6, 2006
Norway, Opinions, U.K.

The perils of turbines

Recent correspondence on wind turbines and birds is brought up to date by an email from the Norwegian Institute for Nature Reserve concerning white-tailed eagles (WTE) on the island of Smola: “In September a new adult WTE was found beneath a turbine at Smola, in a search for corpses. There are now 10 dead WTE found at Smola since August 2005” (dated October 2). All soaring raptor and many large slow-flying bird are at serious risk, having no natural defence against 100mph blade tips.

Dr John Etherington
Llanhowell, Pembrokeshire.


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