Skip to comments.Birdwatchers flock to see rare bird, then watch it killed by wind turbine
Posted on 06/30/2013 3:13:21 PM PDT by Twotone
There hasnt been a sighting of a White-throated Needletail in the United Kingdom for 22 years, so nearly 80 birdwatchers flocked to Scotland this week to get a look, the Telegraph reported. But instead of enjoying the worlds fastest flying bird soaring, they watched it fly into the small blade of a wind turbine and die.
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Some people need to find a better hobby...
Cries of sorrow and anger from the assembled birders began to turn into discussion as to what would happen to the bird’s corpse, as we took pictures of it lying there.
"Some stared in horror, some cried. A smaller group of mourners pulled a hibachi out of the back of their station wagon and solemnly sprinkled herbs and spices on the victimized bird."
A plot point for the Simpsons.
“thousands of miles off course”
Maybe it’s just restin’?
Reminds me of the “otter” they saved from the evil oil spill up in Alaska years ago...
They saved it, cleaned it up, picked a nice day to release it back into the wild, the whole town came out for the release, the high school band came out, played a fanfare, they released it into the water, all the kids took the day off from school to watch and wave at the otter as it went out into the bay...
It (otter) turned over and appeared to wave back, the water was pristine, clean and clear, smooth as glass...And as everyone was cheering, and waving back at the otter...
Boom!!! A killer whale came up from underneath for a little snack...
Nature at its best...
IIRC, I believe there may even be a video of this on YouTube on this event...I got to go do some hunting for that...
We shouldn’t make fun of the Brits. Think of the ‘cuisine’ they eat. The bird may be an improvement.
The greatest human killers of birds, environuts with their wind turbines.
I posted this a few days ago about the same story.
The bird was swift as lightning,
and swift as the wind.
Swift and sure it flew,
like an eagle but it had sinned.
Life is short and time is swift,
forever more will the Swift fans be miffed.
(My first original poem.)
Guess the bird had a GPS that hadn’t been updated. Let this be a warning to us all.
The crowd of birdwatchers probably distracted it.
It’s an allegory for the actualization of leftist thought in general.
How many birds must die at the hands of men before the turbines are banned?????? s/???
Good grief. I agree with you - these people really need to get out more or get a life.
I wonder if there will be a service for this poor chappie, like the Organdonians and their expired bumblebeees
Or they just can't see what is happening like when they fly into big glass windows.
Kill a snail darter and they’ll have your guts for garters, but kill thousands of birds with giant fans and you’ll join Al Gore on the podium.
Sacrificed on the altar of the religion of global warming.
Are you sure this wasn’t a Monty Python skit?
Score one for the Colonel?
Cuisine is not the word to describe British meals. Try bland.
How can everything on the plate taste the same, like nothing at all.
I hadn’t watched those guys for decades. I forgot how odd they were.
The hilarious Discovery commercial spoofing that event with Snuffy the seal
Could we corner the ‘birder’ vote to tear these things down?
Agenda 21 strikes again.
Hehehehe...post of the thread! Good job, made me snort!
Fret not, according to Darwinian theory, the surviving birds will prove to be stronger, smarter and will not fly into wind turbines. At some time in the future we will be waist deep in bird poop because all the birds have learned to outsmart nature and their enemies both natural and artificial.
That was NOT nature.
If I recall, they spent many thousands rehabilitating that otter then watched as it had only seconds to live after being released.
So, who is pleased with this outcome.....PETA, GREENS, GOREBULL WARMING FOLKS?
It really is kinda sad, but then again...that’s life.