[Tweeters] Questions: birds & radio waves; crow roost

Larry Schwitters leschwitters at me.com
Wed Sep 10 13:49:11 PDT 2014


It's certainly a broader issue than just Renton. Google "smart meters and their effect on wildlife".

Larry Schwitters
Issaquah
On Sep 10, 2014, at 1:09 PM, ck park wrote:


> i keep wanting to write a scientific explanation why smart meters (that transmit a maximum RF on the order of microwatts) are not a danger. i kept getting feedback from my mind saying folks weren't interested in a detailed class on the math or the physics. SO, i will suggest only that a basic understanding of the inverse-square law would probably go a long way towards calming your worries.

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> i can think of other more rational reasons why the renton birder wasn't seeing as many birds, to include unseen raptors (brought up in the article) or chemical poisons in the neighbourhood... has anyone checked with either the city of renton or the gentleman in the article, which was written 18 months ago? perhaps someone has a preliminary answer?

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> 00 caren

> http://www.ParkGallery.org

> george davis creek, north fork

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> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 11:53 AM, Helen Gilbert <helen.gilbert at juno.com> wrote:

> Hi --

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> Has anyone heard of bad impacts on birds from "smart meters", which use radio waves to communicate usage? City Light is looking into using them. A Renton birder was reported to have seen a dramatic decrease in birds at his feeder after the city brought in smart water meters.

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> http://www.rentonreporter.com/news/192319761.html

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> Second question: any idea if the crows have started roosting in large numbers yet? And is there a new roost somewhere? I used to see all crows north of the Ship Canel heading north to the UW Bothell roost. But now I see many going south.

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> Helen Gilbert

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