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Bird Watching (UK) - - News Wire -

The BTO has part­nered with DONG En­ergy to dis­cover ex­actly how Lesser Black-backed Gulls be­have around off­shore wind farms, and whether the am­ber-listed species is at risk from the tur­bine blades. Dur­ing the two-year study, gulls from a colony at Cum­bria Wildlife Trust’s South Wal­ney Na­ture Re­serve are be­ing fit­ted with GPS tags to track their move­ments. At the same time, gulls from rooftops in Bar­row-in-fur­ness have also been tagged, and re­searchers are notic­ing dif­fer­ences in the way the two groups in­ter­act with the tur­bines at the Wal­ney and Burbo Bank Ex­ten­sion projects.

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