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User currently offlinefrmrCapCadet From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1720 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2019061400_birdstrikes04.html

But damaging or fatal ones are decreasing. And some controversey on what all of this means. Very well written story, informative, seems to give a good balance of most factors, and a classic ending, which I will not give away.


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User currently offlineatct From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2295 posts, RR: 38
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1271 times:

I personally think its because we have been under pressure to file each and every occurence. Unless there was aircraft damage, in the past we didnt file a report.

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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

One of the local TV stations in the DC area has been running a story about "the potential for bird strikes." Much ado about nothing...


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User currently offlinefrmrCapCadet From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

Hardly 'much ado about nothing'. Just how much is the question.


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User currently offlinevatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 991 times:

The City of Norfolk is planning to remove Bald Eagle nests from the Norfolk Botanical Garden, adjacent to ORF:

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/08/norf...ove-bald-eagles-nests-near-airport

Predictably, the political rhetoric is off-the-charts ludicrous. "Relocate bald eagles? Why you hate 'merica??" ad nauseam.
And while the professional environmentalists, the ones with actual degrees in wildlife management, support relocating the eagles, all the 12-year-old "environmentalists" are up in arms and insisting that the airport move  



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User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 943 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 946 times:

When I saw the topic, the first thing that I thought of was militant bird unions. They have to be stopped!

User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 903 times:

It's annoying that the article never mentions that most bird-strikes don't force planes down into the Hudson River..

Are there really "more big birds flying"? I thought that, over the past few decades, we've effectively forced a majority of the "big birds" into extinction.

If the media giants catch wind of this bird strike increase, I wonder how long it'll be till someone brings up "The Birds."

Quoting vatveng (Reply 4):
all the 12-year-old "environmentalists" are up in arms and insisting that the airport move

   I can see it now, on Twitter: @norfolkairport #savethebirds #savetheworld #swag #yolo

[Edited 2012-09-06 00:17:09]


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