The Ministry of Natural Resources may say the jury is still out but one healthy eagle out of a total of nine nesting pairs in Norfolk County may be unsustainable if it occurs every year and with more wind farms proposed along the north shore of Lake Erie the number of deaths can only increase. Why are we experimenting with an endangered species? ~ Dan Wrightman
The jury is still out on whether wind turbines are a threat to the bald eagle, which continues to make a steady comeback in Ontario, says a ministry of natural resources biologist.
“It’s still a relatively new thing,” Ron Gould of the MNR’s Aylmer office said of the turbines that dot the north shore of Lake Erie, the bird’s main habitat in southern Ontario. “It may take several years to conclude conclusively.” Continue reading