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To: Gene Eric
If hundreds of Thousands of these birds are being killed, there must be an awful lot of them in the USA, unless the windmills are located exactly on the Eagle migration path. Why were the windmills so placed?

Or why are these birds being killed by the windmills. I seen the windmills and they are really big and going pretty slow. Why can't the birds see them. If it is all at night, then could they just put lights on the windmills? Are a lot of birds killed by running into other big, tall, moving things like trees in the wind? Could some type of sound device be put on the windmills to warn the blind birds of their existence.

Lastly, is this not just normal evolution taking place, the survival of the fittest. The birds that learn to avoid the windmills will have lots of babies who will pass on the ability to avoid windmills to their young and soon no more birds will die from this malady of modern life. If the birds can not learn, then evolution would have them die out as being unfit. Now I'll have you know I'm a young earth creationist so do not believe in this evolution theory and I like eagles, thou I have never seen one in the wild. Maybe I should go stand under a windmill, as I'd be sure to see at least one as hundreds of thousands are being killed there.

above are just a few of my questions about the enormous number of birds, especially eagles being killed by the evil windmills. Now I have neither an eagle nor a windmill so I have no dog in this fight.

29 posted on 12/06/2013 2:05:18 PM PST by cotton
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To: cotton

The blades on big wind turbines may look like they are moving slowly, because they are big, but the propeller speed at the tip can be over 200 mph.


31 posted on 12/06/2013 2:34:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: cotton
If the birds can not learn, then evolution would have them die out as being unfit.

I have studied this issue. You should do the same.

Windmills are highly destructive to bird populations, especially Golden Eagles. Without taxpayer subsidies there would be ZERO large windmill farms.

I pray the next President and hopefully Conservative Congress can strip all subsidies for wind and solar, and put in the same fines for green Marxist windmills as they do for oil companies.

33 posted on 12/06/2013 2:42:41 PM PST by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: cotton
Why can't the birds see them.

In the wild, just about anything with which a bird might collide will have one or more of the following characteristics:

  1. It will have sufficiently low mass and relative momentum that a collision will be harmless.
  2. Its speed will be sufficiently slow relative to that of the bird that it will be unable to strike the bird from the side without having just been in the bird's field of view.
  3. It will try to avoid colliding with the bird.
Can you think of any natural threats which do not satisfy any of those conditions? Can you think of any of those conditions which is satisfied by a windmill?

An eagle that's far enough away from a windmill would be able to see it, of course, but would likely also judge the space between blades as being plenty big to fly through. An eagle that approached the windmill would likely see the blades fall outside its field of view and recognize them as being well beyond the distance where any natural danger the eagle might face would pose a threat. After that point, an eagle who was flying past the windmill wouldn't see the blades any more, but could easily get blindsided by one.

37 posted on 12/06/2013 4:22:53 PM PST by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: cotton
Bird killed by green energy
39 posted on 12/06/2013 7:07:35 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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