The importance of reporting collisions with overhead electrical wires is very well illustrated by this example: This morning I received the report below from Steve Peck of a Denham’s Bustard on a wire and I include his images. I reported this to the Eskom/ EWT Strategic Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org and within an hour I received the feedback below. Good conservation work is done in this regard – they will investigate all such incidents and implement remedial measures if necessary. We would like to encourage all birders out there to report such incidents on your travels and birding outings.
Sorry to say that I saw this Denhams Bustard today on the R319 between Bredasdorp and Agulhas at ... co-ordinates, -34,6703 and 20,0398 hung up on the overhead wires, thought you might want them for your collection and talks?
Good day Anton
Thank you for the report
Incident number (unique number) is 3493
Please send through any pictures you might have of the incident. Pictures are helpful for root cause analysis and record purposes.
Will look at the incident and give you feedback.
Oscar Mohale (Senior Field Officer)
Wildlife and Energy Programme
Eskom/EWT Strategic Partnership
Tel. +27(0)87 021 0398/ Ext 577
Mob. +27(0)78 525 9108