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Denmark: Eagle slaughter

lokalavisen.dk|May 6, 2013
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The slain young eagle was likely one of the six white-tailed eagles in a row, "said Pedersen, who follows bird migration in Skagen daily.


The broad wings and the head was in one place - the eagle's lower body with the long sharp claws were well away from the three wind turbines at Buttervej the outskirts of Skagen. The Danish Ornithological Society, DOF, wrote:

"Early in the morning, six white-tailed eagles in a row of Skagen and they flew around beyond the reserve and came near the branch before they flew south again in the fresh westerly wind. The slain young eagle was likely one of the six white-tailed eagles in a row, "said Pedersen, who follows bird migration in Skagen daily.

The turbines are 40 meters high and may have caused additional bird mortality, but since the area is deserted the remains would be picked up by foxes and other scavangers before they are registered.

Bird enthusiasts believe there is a high risk of even more deaths. Frederikshavn Municipality has plans to place 11 new wind turbines in the reclaimed Gårdbo lake. Each turbine is 140 feet tall.

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The broad wings and the head was in one place - the eagle's lower body with the long sharp claws were well away from the three wind turbines at Buttervej the outskirts of Skagen. The Danish Ornithological Society, DOF, wrote:

"Early in the morning, six white-tailed eagles in a row of Skagen and they flew around beyond the reserve and came near the branch before they flew south again in the fresh westerly wind. The slain young eagle was likely one of the six white-tailed eagles in a row, "said Pedersen, who follows bird migration in Skagen daily.

The turbines are 40 meters high and may have caused additional bird mortality, but since the area is deserted the remains would be picked up by foxes and other scavangers before they are registered.

Bird enthusiasts believe there is a high risk of even more deaths. Frederikshavn Municipality has plans to place 11 new wind turbines in the reclaimed Gårdbo lake. Each turbine is 140 feet tall.

"One can hardly suggest a more unfortunate place than Gårdbo lake to put big wind turbines in Denmark. The turbines will stand within the migratory birds approach to Skagen peninsula. Springtime is the scene of one of Northern Europe's largest and most concentrated bird migration north. Between 10,000 and 15,000 birds of prey each year draws to Skagen. Moreover 100,000s of other smaller birds, "says Thorkild Lund, who is chairman of the Danish Ornithological Society (DOF) in northern Jutland to the association's newsletter.

"From Norway we have evidence that large wind turbines are deadly for white-tailed eagles. During the seven years after 2005, the 68 windmills in Smola Wind Park on the west coast of the middle Norway claimed 49 dead sea eagles that collided with the spinning turbine blades, "says Thorkild Lund.

This article is from a Danish article. Translation was assisted by Google translator.

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