Dozens of birds turn up dead in downtown Duluth

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: April 25, 2013 - 10:36 AM
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davehougApr. 25, 1311:26 AM

"It all happened within five minutes. It was like a horror movie," he said. "There were birds falling out of the sky." - - - interesting article. Didn't realize such a massive bird-kill could happen in such a short time. This has implications for wind power. If a flock blows a yearly permit limit for bird kills in 5 mins, is the wind farm open to penalties / shut down?????

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commonsens4uApr. 25, 1311:56 AM

My neighbor works at Great River Energy in Maple Grove. He says you'd be shocked at how many birds are killed by that wind turbine each year. They actually pay a guy to pick up the dead birds, mostly ducks, a couple times per week.

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mplshockeymaApr. 25, 1312:16 PM

apparently davehoug and commonsens4u did not read the article. The birds crashed into a building, not a wind turbine. It is not unusual for birds to fly into windows, I've had a few fly into my living room window over the years. They get disoriented because of the reflection on the window.

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overnunderApr. 25, 1312:25 PM

Apparently, mplshockeyma, you did not understand that davehoug and commonsens4u were diverting from the story to the topic of bird kill by wind turbines. There was no mention of the birds in Duluth flying into a wind turbine. Davehoug was, most likely, trying to make a point about bird deaths by man-made structures, one of which is the wind turbine, which has been a source for debate lately.

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