Ralph Reid wrote in part.....
"..Yes, from what I read the major
threat is by communications towers (mobile
phone and microwave radio towers,
television and radio masts) and
predominantly to migrating species that fly
by night, in instances where the
towers lie within the normal migratory
High Tension Power Lines can be added to Ralph's
A little over a year ago, Nicci Thompson, a visiting
Birdwatcher from Toowoomba asked me to venture into a "prickly bush'" and pull
out a dead bird. It was a Freckled Duck, which is an
extremely rare visitor to this area. In fact, the only live ones I've seen were
at Camooweal, 170 km away to the west.
However, this bush was immediately under the High Tension
Power Lines from our Power House where they cross the Leichhardt
So, even these relatively low level static lines offer
a deathly threat to migratory birds !
Regards, Bob Forsyth, Mount Isa, NW Qld.
ps. And yes, I added the FD to my Isa bird