Cape Wind tracks birds
Before Cape Wind can build turbines on the sound, it first must prove to skeptics - and the state - that, among other things, the 417-foot-tall towers won't harm birds.
June 5, 2006
by Kevin Dennehy
in Cape Cod Times
ON HORSESHOE SHOAL - Jeffrey Burm had just begun to explain why he has spent much of the spring on a platform barge, nine miles from the shore.
Suddenly, a bird swooped out of the fog and off the boat's railing. Burm, binoculars dangling from his neck, broke off his sentence and jerked his head to get a better look.
''Sorry,'' he apologized, before instinctively identifying the bird. ''That was an immature harbor gannet.''
Burm is a biologist, but for about six weeks he has also been a professional bird-watcher of sorts for Cape Wind Associates, the... [continue via Web link]