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Old Mar 14, 2013, 9:42 PM   #1
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On the south shore of the St Lawrence River on the way to Gaspe. An older picture, but immediately came to mind...
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That is looking up, nice shot.

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Any dead birds at your feet? I heard that it was a problem.
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Nope, no dead birds. They were surprisingly majestic, MUCH bigger than they seem at a distance. Wingspan of one blade if 60 to 100 feet! This field of turbines was far enough away from human habitation, but I hear tell that some turbines are too close and a real nuisance or worse, with sound and light pollution.
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G'day all

might be a bit O.T. ......
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Nope, no dead birds. They were surprisingly majestic, MUCH bigger than they seem at a distance. Wingspan of one blade if 60 to 100 feet! This field of turbines was far enough away from human habitation, but I hear tell that some turbines are too close and a real nuisance or worse, with sound and light pollution.
When we travel around outback Australia, we stay overnight in the visitor carparks of wind farms as they are so quiet ~ not silent, but quiet. The gentle whoosh - whoosh of the blades is quieter than the waves on the shore, or the freeway traffic if 1/2-mile from your home

As to birds - any 5-km stretch of highway shows us more dead birds than we have ever seen around a wind farm - in fact I cannot remember ever seeing a dead bird there, come to that

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