[CT Birds] Windfarms

Jonathan Schwartz jonathan at jschwartz.com
Sat Jun 8 08:44:58 EDT 2013


Vertical axis turbines in general seem to be less dangerous to flying
animals.  A company called WindSide (http://www.windside.com/) makes
turbines that don't have blades at all.

Jon


On Sat, Jun 8, 2013 at 7:37 AM, <ctbirds-request at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

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>    1. bird friendly wind farms? (Beverly Propen)
>    2. Re: Banded oystercatchers (Roy Harvey)
>    3. Scholarly Killdeer (Joseph Budrow)
>    4. Re: Summer Bird Counts are Here (Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz)
>    5. BBC News: Study reveals how birds lost penises (Arthur Shippee)
>    6. Miley Bull & Phil Donahue talk about Purple Martins!
>       (Tina and Peter Green)
>    7. Miley Bull and Phil Donahue talk about Purple Martins
>       (Tina and Peter Green)
>    8. Westport WW Scoter (Tina and Peter Green)
>    9. Bantam Lake - BOGU (John Marshall)
>   10. Post-storm (Frank Mantlik)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 12:19:28 -0400
> From: Beverly Propen <bpropen at gmail.com>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org, lpflynn at optonline.net
> Subject: [CT Birds] bird friendly wind farms?
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> That news is very disturbing!  but I have been hearing about and reading
> about designs for bird friendly wind energy.  the following are some links
> to such....soft blades, or bladeless.   Audubon seems to be involved with
> some of the research.
> One wind generating energy source I heard about , but haven't found
> research on yet, is when the wind is funneled down a tall empty pole and
> the energy is generated underground.
>
>
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> http://www.treehugger.com/wind-technology/new-bladeless-wind-turbine-design-may-keep-birds-and-bats-safe.html
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> http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=wind-turbines-and-bird-conflicts
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>
> http://www.windspireenergy.com/installations/are-windspire-wind-turbines-bird-friendly/
>
> Bev Propen, Orange
>
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> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 10:43:12 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey at snet.net>
> To: CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Cc: Edie Ray <ACKBIRD at aol.com>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Banded oystercatchers
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> Last night I cribbed a bit of Chris Elphick's request to keep an eye out
> for banded oystercatchers and put it as a note on the Daily Report.  Today
> I received a message from oystercatcher researcher Edie Ray suggesting that
> the site http://AMOYWG.org would be of interest.  The site includes an
> explanation of how to read the bands, along with a wealth of information
> about the American Oystercatcher Working Group. (AMOYWG).
>
> Roy Harvey
> Beacon Falls, CT
>
> --- On Thu, 6/6/13, elphick at sbcglobal.net <elphick at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
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> > From: elphick at sbcglobal.net <elphick at sbcglobal.net>
> > Subject: [CT Birds] Banded oystercatchers
> > To: "CTbirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> > Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 12:53 PM
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > While at Barn Island earlier in the week I photographed an
> > oystercatcher in the small marsh on the edge of Wequetequock
> > Cove (to the west of the parking area by the dike
> > trail).? After I got home I noticed that the bird was
> > banded with yellow bands on the upper leg.?
> > Unfortunately I couldn't read the band numbers, but I sent
> > the pictures to Sean Murphy who initiated oystercatcher
> > banding in Massachusetts for his PhD a few years ago.?
> > Sean says this is the first MA bird reported in CT, and
> > would be very interested to know exactly which bird it
> > is.? If anyone sees oystercatchers at Barn Island,
> > please look carefully for bands and see if you can read the
> > numbers/letters - these are field-readable bands, but you
> > will likely need a scope.?
> >
> > And, of course, be on the lookout for any banded
> > oystercatchers elsewhere in the state (I saw one a few years
> > ago at Milford Point, but that one only had an aluminum band
> > so there was no chance of getting the number, and Sean told
> > me that another color banded bird? - though not from MA
> > - was seen in CT recently).
> >
> > You can send info to me, and/or to Sean direct at: spmurp AT
> > yahoo.com.
> >
> > Chris Elphick
> > Storrs, CT
>
>
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 17:06:39 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Joseph Budrow <jbudrow at sbcglobal.net>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Scholarly Killdeer
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> At Hamden High School there is an internal courtyard where students may
> sit or use as a cut-through to get to class. It is enclosed on all sides by
> the building but is spacious. A killdeer has decided it is her best place
> to lay eggs and the school has cordoned her off with yellow caution tape.
> If a kid gets close in order to get a look she comes out yelling!
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 18:30:06 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net>
> To: "jaybrd49 at aol.com" <jaybrd49 at aol.com>,
>         "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Summer Bird Counts are Here
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> Jay's comments are spot-on, for the New Haven SBC circle as well.? East
> Rock and Lighthouse are in our circle but they are rather "out of season."?
> But anything coastally from Branford's Jeffrey Point to Milford's Woodmont
> (eg. Sandy Point, West Haven) is fair game.
>
> Keep those posts coming!
>
> Steve Mayo
> Bethany
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________
>  From: "jaybrd49 at aol.com" <jaybrd49 at aol.com>
> To: rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net; ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Sent: Thursday, June 6, 2013 10:39 AM
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Summer Bird Counts are Here
>
>
>
> To echo Steve's comments, if anyone is wandering around Hartford area this
> weekend, please send me a list of your sightings for inclusion in the
> Hartford Summer Bird Count.? Hot spots such as Rentschler Field, Cedar Hill
> Cemetery and Station 43 are within the Hartford Count Circle.
>
> Jay Kaplan, Compiler
> Hartford Summer Bird Count
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz <rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net>
> To: Bird List Serve <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Sent: Wed, Jun 5, 2013 7:04 pm
> Subject: [CT Birds] Summer Bird Counts are Here
>
>
> We can use help with this weekend's New Haven Summer Bird Count.?? Many
> parties spend the entire day in the field.? But the most productive
> counting occurs in the early morning hours.? Sleep is so over-rated!?
> Please
> consider joining us.? Please email me off-line if you assist with New
> Haven's
> Count, even for just a couple hours.?  I'm sure assistance is welcome on
> all SBCs.? Hartford, Greenwich-Stamford and
> Litchfield Hills also occur this weekend.? Storrs, New Milford/Pauling and
> Barkhamstead occur on subsequent weekend(s).? For a complete listing and
> contact
> information, please refer to the Summer 2013 edition of the COA
> Bulletin.?? Steve Mayo
> Bethany
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> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 23:19:49 -0400
> From: Arthur Shippee <ashippee at snet.net>
> To: General reports Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] BBC News: Study reveals how birds lost penises
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> Who could resist?
>
> I saw this story on the BBC News iPhone App and thought you should see it:
>
> Study reveals how birds lost penises
>
> New research sheds light on why some birds have lost their penises over
> the course of evolution.
>
> Read more:
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22803344
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> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 09:50:22 +0000
> From: Tina and Peter Green <tina at renaissancestudios.com>
> To: ct birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Miley Bull & Phil Donahue talk about Purple
>         Martins!
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> The gray skies and threatening clouds did not put a damper on Thursday
> evening's annual meeting of the Friends of Sherwood Island. Phil
> Donahue,together with Miley Bull, ignited the crowd with his passionate and
> inspiring talk about his Westport Purple Martin colony. Thanks to Miley and
> Phil for a wonderful evening! Here's a link for those that could not attend.
>
>
> Donahue hails 'wonderful, wonderful' Westport perch for birding
> Westport-News
>
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
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> Message: 7
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 10:07:28 +0000
> From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen at hotmail.com>
> To: ct birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Miley Bull and Phil Donahue talk about Purple
>         Martins
> Message-ID: <BLU172-W19C163F22B3BB53EFC8E9AF9A0 at phx.gbl>
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> Oops. Here's the live link:
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> Donahue hails 'wonderful, wonderful' Westport perch for birding
> Westport-News
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
>
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> Message: 8
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 06:47:30 -0400
> From: Tina and Peter Green <petermgreen at hotmail.com>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Westport WW Scoter
> Message-ID: <BLU403-EAS1025E0B8504A8691C45835EAF9A0 at phx.gbl>
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> 6/8/13- Westport - Burying Hill Beach- White-winged Scoter
>
> Tina Green
> Westport
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Message: 9
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 07:30:24 -0400
> From: John Marshall <johnrmarshall at aol.com>
> To: Ctbirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Bantam Lake - BOGU
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> From John Marshall:
> 6/8/13 - Litchfield, Bantam Lake -- BONAPARTE'S GULL, seen on the rocks
> between Litchfield Town Beach and the Bantam Lake inlet, last seen flying
> over North Bay
>
> John Marshall
> Watertown
> http://www.johnsbirdinglinks.com/
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
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> Message: 10
> Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 07:37:25 -0400
> From: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
> To: CT Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Post-storm
> Message-ID: <BDCAECEB-70A4-461A-8D61-4C887A79A3AB at sbcglobal.net>
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> 6/8 Stratford , various shore points - very little along shoreline and
> offshore. Two COMMON LOONS in river off Short Beach, 12 Willets on Sikorsky
> Airport grassy areas- marsh nests probably got flooded out from high tides.
> I could also see about 50 Least Terns flying over the Milford Point nesting
> sandbar.
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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