As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday 31 March 2014

Bird charity may fight massive windfarm plan

By Laura Paterson

Published: 24/03/2014

Plans to build the world’s third-biggest offshore windfarm in the Moray Firth could be under threat from a bird protection charity.

RSPB Scotland is considering mounting a legal challenge after the Scottish Government last week backed plans for two neighbouring projects off the Caithness coast.

The windfarms by Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (Morl) and Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (Bowl) are expected to create more than 5,000 jobs and be able to power more than a million homes – while boosting the Scottish economy by £2.5billion.

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