As the BBC reports, a new research by Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) shows that the pink-footed geese are avoiding new offshore wind turbines.
Namely, Pawel Plonczkier and Ian Simms from Fera monitored pink-footed geese’s migration patterns using radar. The monitoring started in 2007, and lasted 4 years.
During the study, researchers monitored around 40,000 birds, among which most of them changed their flight pattern to avoid collision with the wind turbine blades.
Offshore WIND staff, August 13, 2012; Image: peer