Here at the Tactical Mudpie we have always wondered why they painted wind turbines white and not black. The white wind turbine blades blend in with the sky and birds don't see the blades.
"Approximately 140,000 to 500,000 birds die annually from collisions with wind turbine blades in the US, according to the US Fish and Wildlife service.
Now, researchers think they may have found a way to lessen these collision deaths in the most simple way possible after a small-scale, nine-year study at the Smøla wind farm in Norway. All it takes is a touch of black paint. By painting just one blade black, the researchers report they have managed to reduce bird deaths from wind turbines by over 70 percent."
Listen to us here at the Tactical Mudpie, especially if you are a bird.