To: "birding aus" <>
Subject: windfarms
From: "Terry Bishop" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 18:43:21 +1000
There seems to be a lot of hysteria over wind farms at the moment. Unfortunatly there still are a much larger number of deaths caused by plastic ingestion, plastic milk bottle ring strangulation, fishing line/string/twine stranulation/amputation and indiscriminate use pesticides and not forgetting the road and glass window kills. A group of us kept an eye on a wind farm on the shores of Carcoar Dam (about 60K's South of Orange.Over a three month period from the commisioning of the turbines with three dead birds found.all in the first month. Located on Carcoar Dam, south of Orange NSW, Blayney Wind Farm is one of the largest in New South Wales. The wind farm consists of 15 turbines. Each of these is 45 meters high with a rotor diameter exceeding 45 meters. The capacity of each turbine is 660kW and the total generation of the farm is 9.9MW.

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