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Birdwatchers flock to see rare bird, then watch it killed by wind turbine
Fox News ^ | June 28, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 06/30/2013 3:13:21 PM PDT by Twotone

There hasn’t 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 world’s fastest flying bird soaring, they watched it fly into the small blade of a wind turbine and die.

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bird; climatechange; endangered; globalwarming; green; rarebird; rarebirdkilled; unitedkingdom; windturbine

1 posted on 06/30/2013 3:13:21 PM PDT by Twotone
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To: Twotone
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 people need to find a better hobby...

2 posted on 06/30/2013 3:16:34 PM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: John123

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.


One word: Maggots.


3 posted on 06/30/2013 3:17:24 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: John123
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."

4 posted on 06/30/2013 3:18:44 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Twotone

A plot point for the Simpsons.


5 posted on 06/30/2013 3:19:18 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Twotone

“thousands of miles off course”
Maybe it’s just restin’?


6 posted on 06/30/2013 3:19:25 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Twotone

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...


7 posted on 06/30/2013 3:19:37 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: cuban leaf

We shouldn’t make fun of the Brits. Think of the ‘cuisine’ they eat. The bird may be an improvement.


8 posted on 06/30/2013 3:19:47 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Twotone

The greatest human killers of birds, environuts with their wind turbines.


9 posted on 06/30/2013 3:22:59 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Twotone

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.
-Jack Hydrazine
(My first original poem.)


10 posted on 06/30/2013 3:24:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Twotone

Guess the bird had a GPS that hadn’t been updated. Let this be a warning to us all.


11 posted on 06/30/2013 3:24:57 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Jack Hydrazine; All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj8RIEQH7zA


12 posted on 06/30/2013 3:25:15 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Twotone

The crowd of birdwatchers probably distracted it.


13 posted on 06/30/2013 3:25:21 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Twotone

It’s an allegory for the actualization of leftist thought in general.


14 posted on 06/30/2013 3:25:45 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: John123

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.


15 posted on 06/30/2013 3:27:54 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I wonder if there will be a service for this poor chappie, like the Organdonians and their expired bumblebeees


16 posted on 06/30/2013 3:28:06 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Twotone
That makes me really sad. I wonder if the turbines create some kind of air disturbance birds naturally seek. Some are bound to fly into turbines no matter what like they get hit by cars.

Or they just can't see what is happening like when they fly into big glass windows.

17 posted on 06/30/2013 3:28:16 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Twotone

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.


18 posted on 06/30/2013 3:34:24 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Twotone

Sacrificed on the altar of the religion of global warming.


19 posted on 06/30/2013 3:35:00 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Twotone

Are you sure this wasn’t a Monty Python skit?


20 posted on 06/30/2013 3:35:28 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: Twotone

Score one for the Colonel?


21 posted on 06/30/2013 3:41:17 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((S)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Cuisine is not the word to describe British meals. Try bland.

How can everything on the plate taste the same, like nothing at all.


22 posted on 06/30/2013 3:42:06 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: GOYAKLA

I hadn’t watched those guys for decades. I forgot how odd they were.


23 posted on 06/30/2013 3:56:48 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: stevie_d_64
Boom!!! A killer whale came up from underneath for a little snack...Nature at its best...

The hilarious Discovery commercial spoofing that event with Snuffy the seal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w9azewQCqY

24 posted on 06/30/2013 3:59:27 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Twotone

Could we corner the ‘birder’ vote to tear these things down?


25 posted on 06/30/2013 4:04:17 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Twotone

Agenda 21 strikes again.


26 posted on 06/30/2013 4:13:40 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Hehehehe...post of the thread! Good job, made me snort!


27 posted on 06/30/2013 4:33:37 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Twotone

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.


28 posted on 06/30/2013 4:49:05 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Drug abuse is not a victimless crime ... look at what Obama is doing to the country!)
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To: Twotone

That was NOT nature.


29 posted on 06/30/2013 5:53:27 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: stevie_d_64

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?


30 posted on 06/30/2013 6:33:51 PM PDT by Islander2
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To: Twotone

It really is kinda sad, but then again...that’s life.


31 posted on 06/30/2013 7:13:17 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: qam1
ROFLMAO !!!
32 posted on 06/30/2013 9:59:06 PM PDT by 11th_VA (DRONES DON'T KILL, CINCs KILL ...)
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