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"Aviation balls" on power lines protect flying storks

Orange balls on power lines work for big birds as well as big planes. To deter federally threatened wood storks from flying into power lines on the Millen Bypass Mitigation Site in Jenkins County, Georgia, the Georgia Department of Transportation partnered with Georgia Power to install eight bright-orange fiberglass balls onto the power lines. Minimal labor and about $4,000 have kept wood storks safe on their way to the site's wetland ponds.
--Apr 25, 2003

Lisa Westberry, (404) 699-4433 or

Orange aviation balls on power lines
Georgia Department of Transportation photo
Orange aviation balls at Millen Bypass Mitigation Site

On Wetlands and Uplands - Georgia
Updated: 12/12/2012
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