01/08/2014 06:26 EST | Updated 03/10/2014 05:59 EDT

Dead Ducks Found Under Transmission Line In Southern Alberta

PINCHER CREEK, Alta. - Provincial wildlife officers are investigating the death of a flock of ducks found underneath electricity transmission lines near Pincher Creek in southern Alberta.

AltaLink, the owner of the line, says it has also sent a team of experts to the area to see what happened.

Scott Schreiner, a company spokesman, says AltaLink reported the bird deaths to the Alberta government and is now considering installing devices on the line to make it more visible to birds.

There was no immediate information on how may birds died.

A government official says large numbers of ducks and geese frequent the area because of open water in a nearby reservoir and large grain fields where the birds feed.

An official says the birds may have hit the line in bad weather in reduced visibility.

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