Alert about the Bird Surveys conducted for Aqua Ventus wind project planned for Monhegan Island

I can not say stress this fact enough to the public...........Lying by omission is routine with wind energy research and our colluding government agencies. We are talking about endangered species. They live in and at this planned wind project site and everybody is lying about it. I only had a portion during two days to look over the research submitted for this project and put together my comments. As a result  I did not put this information in my comments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               As for Audubon....................This sellout group is absolutely disgusting for their money making omissions.  The Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge (MCINWR) is cooperatively managed by the National Audubon Society. The people of Maine need to take back  their Maine Coastal Islands from this corrupted two faced group. 

Roseate Tern (Federal and State-listed as Endangered)

Roseate tern - USFWS.

The Maine population of roseate terns experienced a significant decrease between 2003 and 2004, primarily due to mammalian predation on several of the larger tern colonies. The population has slowly begun to recover, and in 2016 Maine supported 178 pairs of roseate terns. Unfortunately the terns only nest on five islands.

Although the population has started to recover from recent predation issues, 96 percent of the roseates currently nest on two non-refuge islands, Eastern Egg Rock and Stratton Island.   https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/maine-birds/t1kO-VA6FlY ............ Check out this link to see the birds listed in just one bird/boat trip. Note that There are no unidentified bird species like there is on the terribly inept list shown below from UMaine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In the table below found in a DOE report, the 52 unidentified ducks noted, were most likely endangered Puffins foraging in the area. Eastern Egg rock Island is only about 5 miles away from the proposed turbine site. Offshore Wind turbines placed around Monhegan Island will attract and knock the hell out of these puffins. They will also be killing rare roseate terns or Frigate birds which could be listed below as the category of 25 unidentified terns. Turbines in Oahu Hawaii are secretly killing off this very slow reproducing species. As for the 10 unidentified hawks, knowing the character wind industry research, these 10 unidentified hawks could have been golden eagles or gyrfalcons.

            https://visitmaine.com/things-to-do/wildlife-watching/puffins             

Puffins

Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Check out this half-ass and inconclusive research conducted by Audubon                                                                        "Most information about Atlantic puffins comes from studies of individual colonies. Puffins leave their nesting areas to find food, and little was known about where they travel or where foraging and wintering areas are located; some studies suggested they usually stay within seven kilometers of their colony, but when food is scarce, they may travel more than 100 km.  Puffins nesting on Eastern Egg Rock could overlap with an offshore wind energy test area near Monhegan, depending on how far they travel to eat...........................but no data were recorded on the GPS. Only one puffin was seen feeding, otherwise, puffins with GPS were absent from burrows and colonies. Nine days after initial deployment two puffins were recaptured in burrows, both had lost their GPS units."

                                                                                                                                                                  A Magnificent Frigatebird was reported to me by Kevin O'Keefe aboard a
fishing boat approximately 3 miles offshore and just south and east of
Gerrish Island in Kittery, Maine.  The exact location is not clear, but
it appears that it was just north of the NH/ME state line.  THE REPORT
IS FROM OCTOBER 1st or 3rd.  The bird was described as an adult male
type bird, being huge, all black, forked tail, and reddish throat
patch.  It was following a boat returning to port and flew in and
captured fish scraps thrown to it.  It seems hard to believe that this
unmistakable bird wasn't a frigatebird.

In addition, a Yellow-nosed Albatross was reported from Cape Cod yesterday!!

Bizarre!  Keep your eyes open!

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA
mresch8702
10/11/16
Re: [NHBirds] Possible/probable Magnificent Frigatebird in Maine - belated report
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There was a report of a Frigatebird in Middletown, CT on 9/28.  Wonder what's more likely - 2 Frigatebirds in New England in 3-5 days, or the same Frigatebird traveling 140 miles in 3-5 days plus being spotted in both locations?
 
Mike Resch
Pepperell, MA
 
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Comment by Jim Wiegand on March 18, 2018 at 1:07pm

                                                                                                                                                               There is something else I want to point out from this recent article....... http://www.windaction.org/posts/47971-opponents-say-block-island-wi...                                                                     The decent folks in Maine should pay very close attention to this statement because it applies to all offshore projects including off shore of Monhegan Island............................“It’s true that the area where the turbines are have created habitat that attracts fish, which is good;"                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This statement is critical because what ABC birds, Audubon, the USFWS and this fraud of an industry will not tell the public is that these turbines will create a magnet for fish eating birds and these green energy ecological sinkholes will slaughter them. When the Roseate Terns and other species find these favorable foraging locations they will be killed. But unlike all the fake pre-construction surveys that will claim a low, minimal or even no risk, there is a 100 percent chance that a high number of these endangered birds and their offspring using Eastern Egg rock will be killed.   There is also a 100 percent chance of severe population declines over the life of the project.                                                                                                Do not let two faced Audubon double dip with this project. First by cashing in using fraudulent risk assessments and getting compensation mitigation, then cashing in after the slaughter begins with captive breeding efforts after the Eastern Egg Rock population is depleted.                                                                                      This is exactly what the sellout UK conservation group RSPB has done with Scotland's disappearing golden eagles.

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010  http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?"  http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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