2024-07-13
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/45490-vattenfall-wind-farm-onshore-uk-merlin-ray-red-list-population-bird-england-wind-turbine-site-habitat

Merlins breed in UK onshore wind farm

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One of the habitats where the red listed bird has successfully bred is Vattenfall’s Ray wind farm in north-eastern England.

Official Press Release Vattenfall:

Britain’s smallest bird of prey continues to thrive at Ray wind farm

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Britain’s smallest bird of prey continues to thrive at Ray wind farm

With only 1000 pairs in the UK, the merlin is red listed in the country. One of the habitats where the bird has successfully bred is Vattenfall’s Ray wind farm in north-eastern England.

The merlin, Britain’s smallest bird of prey, has suffered a decline in the past, with an estimated population of around 1,000 pairs in the UK. In 2015 it was alarmingly added to the UK Red List of Birds of Conservation Concern. One of the sites where merlins breed is Ray wind farm in Northumberland in the north east of England. Since 2017, when the 16 turbine wind farm was inaugurated, 23 merlin chicks have fledged here, making the wind farm area one of the best in the region for merlin, according to Paul... ... More: Official Press Release Vattenfall

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