Migrating geese avoid offshore wind farms, says study

Author: 
Nick Crumpton
Source: 
BBC News
Date published: 
Fri, 2012-08-10

Pink-footed geese appear to be avoiding new offshore wind farms when returning to the UK, a study has suggested.

By monitoring the movement of the birds over four years, researchers were able to detect changes in flight patterns around two newly erected wind farms.

The results show that this species of geese, at least, identify wind farms as a threat and alter their flight to avoid turbine blades, the authors said.

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