Re: bird strikes

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Nov 19 2001 - 09:43:07 MST

No, I would suspect that birds are evolving to not regard the devices
used to scare them away from engines as threatening, however, I would
note that we are currently in the peak of the migratory bird season, and
the populations of ducks, geese, woodcock, and other species is on the
rise due to warmer conditions in the arctic enhancing breeding.

Spike Jones wrote:
> Today it appears that plane that went down in New York did
> not have a castastrophic engine failure which rules out an early
> theory, a bird strike. I heard something puzzling today: that the
> number of reported bird strikes is increasing steadily and that
> the number of strikes in the New York area is increasing faster
> than the increase in the number of flights.
> Are there more birds today in the New York area than there
> were in the 50s when jets began to show up? Why?
> spike

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