RES Goose Area Keeps Birds Safe from Wind Farm

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The site has been hailed a success with thousands of birds flocking to the area.

Official Press Release RES:

Goose refuge sees number soar

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Goose refuge sees number soar

A refuge area established to move birds away from the site of a wind farm has been hailed a success with thousands of birds flocking to the site.

The scheme at Jack’s Lane Wind Farm in Norfolk, aimed to attract the local pink-footed geese away from the turbines and provide a safe new habitat to enjoy. The refuge fields with their favoured feeding crops are closer to the birds’ night nest, reducing their travel time and subsequent risks. Such has been the success of the new goose refuge that so far an average of 7,187 birds have been drawn to the new area after the completion of the wind farm, compared to 1,420 prior to the refuge being established. Andy Chinery, Asset Manager at Jack’s Lane Wind Farm said: “Sustainability is at the... ... More: Official Press Release RES

RES, geese, bird, wind farm, onshore, nest, ornithology, sustanbility, Norfolk

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