Bird: Maybe we should stick to sitting on power lines
I live near the Altamont Pass Wind Farm, one of the earliest in the U.S. Many of our [20+ year old] wind turbines are being replaced with “eco-friendly” turbines that will (hopefully) reduce the avian impact (especially raptors).The new turbines tower 326 feet above the landscape. Each of the three rotor blades is 150 feet long; nearly the width of a football field. And in high winds, the blades can spin at a speed of up to 180 miles per hour.
July 17, 2015