SU2391 : The five turbines of Westmill Windfarm, Watchfield

taken 7 years ago, near to Watchfield, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

The five turbines of Westmill Windfarm, Watchfield
The five turbines of Westmill Windfarm, Watchfield
From the nearest turbine, number 1, to the furthest is about 750 metres. The nearest two are in this square, the rest in SU2491. Despite some folk calling these turbines 'bird-blenders' there was no evidence of dead birds to be found at the installation. Even the stupidest of birds would have a job to miss seeing them and if one did manage to bash into a turbine blade, it could be argued that it was improving the gene pool by taking itself out of the breeding population. For a view of all five from the opposite direction please see SU2491 : Westmill wind farm, Watchfield 1st February 2008

For anyone who wants to know what a typical turbine sounds like close to I've put a short video clip on youtube. It isn't perfect but it should give viewers some idea LinkExternal link
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SU2391, 35 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 June, 2010
Category
Wind farm   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2393 9143 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.2712N 1:39.3444W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2359 9160
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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