If you go down to the woods today, ye’ll maybe get a nasty surprise…
Came across this job opportunity…
Jobs created by a wind farm as described in the planning application for the newly built plant Little Raith:-
* Visit A: Arrive mid-morning, make a count of the number of geese and other birds feeding at the site looking for goose and other bird carcasses.
* Visit B: Arrive mid-afternoon, make a count of the number of geese and other birds feeding at the site looking for goose and other bird carcasses.
(Wonder if it entails killing off the ones who aren’t dead yet?)
Not only is it a real job but they have a trial period in order to evaluate the efficiency of the ‘Scavenger Removal’:-[Scavenger Removal and Search Efficiency: In order to calibrate scavenger removal then carcasses of several suitable size birds (e.g. pheasants or geese) will be distributed by the surveyor around the wind farm, The surveyor will return to the site every other day for a 2 week period to see how long the carcasses remain there. If all the carcasses are removed within 4 days then the surveyor will repeat the test but this time returning every day to check the carcasses. Whilst setting up the scavenger removal test the surveyor will also test the visibility of carcasses at various distances in order to calibrate search efficiency. It should be noted that in order to reliably measure search efficiency the corpses will be positioned by a different person to that undertaking the trial.]
If you want to check out the full document (pdf file, 2 pages), you can access it at:
(The http://planning.fife.gov.uk/online/ site can be a bit touchy, so you may have to enter the Ref. Details provided below.)
Guess I won’t be taking my granddaughter for a walk down there in a hurry!