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Rare bird last seen in Britain 22 years ago reappears - only to be killed by wind turbine
Daily Mail ^ | 27 June 2013 | WILL ROBINSON

Posted on 06/28/2013 12:29:09 PM PDT by Sopater

There had been only eight recorded sightings of the white-throated needletail in the UK since 1846. So when one popped up again on British shores this week, twitchers were understandably excited.

A group of 40 enthusiasts dashed to the Hebrides to catch a glimpse of the brown, black and blue bird, which breeds in Asia and winters in Australasia.

But instead of being treated to a wildlife spectacle they were left with a horror show when it flew into a wind turbine and was killed.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: agw; agwfraud; energy; envirofascism; environmentalism; globalwarming; globalwarminghox; green; greenenergy; greenfraud; thegreenlie; windenergy; windmills; windpower; windturbines
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To: Spruce

It’s amazing how that pitcher can do that so many times in a row without missing.


21 posted on 06/28/2013 12:46:09 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sopater

SAUSALITO, California (AP) — On February 9, a 321-pound male sea lion aka Chippy, was rescued by California Highway Patrol officers as it flopped along a road in central California near Los Banos.

According to center spokeswoman Cynthia Schramm, Surgery was performed at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, to remove a bullet in the skull. The wound in the back of the animal’s skull was no more than 3 days old when he was rescued.

Officials said, it is not known how the animal was wounded or how it managed to get so far inland. It may have been disoriented because of the wound and could have swum up the San Joaquin River from the ocean.

The sea lion was released at the Point Reyes National Seashore and soon after was snapped by a juvenile Great White shark. Beach Fire Chief Kenny Stevens said the attack was witnessed by 10 to 15 nearby surfers. The surfers reported seeing a 12- to 15-inch dorsal fin during the attack.

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22 posted on 06/28/2013 12:48:29 PM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: Sopater

Evolution
only a stupid bird would fly into a wind turbine...


23 posted on 06/28/2013 12:49:45 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: tumblindice

The bird watchers have run out of creative names but not to worry..... This chore will be over as the stupid windmills chop up all the birds


24 posted on 06/28/2013 12:49:55 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: ops33
Fowl ball.

Seriously, the umpired ruled it as "no pitch".

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/umpires/feature.jsp?feature=qa1

That site also says that the baseball rules do cover a bird being hit by a batted ball, in which case the ball is live (even if the bird isn't) and is played as if the ball had not hit the bird.

25 posted on 06/28/2013 12:50:19 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: ops33
I always wondered how that pitch was scored.

Fowl ball.

26 posted on 06/28/2013 12:51:19 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Sopater

This story brings to mind an episode of “Newhart” about a rare white elk that is said to bring good luck to the townspeople when it makes one of its rare appearances. Everyone is overjoyed when the elk is sighted after an absence of many years. Their joy is short lived however, after Bob (of course) accidentally runs it over.


27 posted on 06/28/2013 12:51:41 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Spruce

I’d say the bird gets a ‘walk’, but then, I’m no Umpire...


28 posted on 06/28/2013 12:51:57 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Sopater

With wind generation it feels so good! Doing our part to save Mother Earth!

Kumbaya, kumbaya...until the first whooper gets clobbered.


29 posted on 06/28/2013 12:53:31 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Sopater
...Gee .... wind turbines with 120 foot long blades traveling at a velocity of 100 mph .... who would have thought that it could actually be hazardous to birds that share the same airspace?

Of course the question begs to be asked ..... If a bird is pulverized by a wind turbine .... and nobody was there to see it ..... did the bird really die? For all of the low information folks out there .... it's a variation of the old "A Tree Falling in the Forest" schtick.

30 posted on 06/28/2013 12:54:37 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: mbarker12474

A tough week to be a seal.


31 posted on 06/28/2013 12:54:41 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Sopater

Green — it’s whatever you want it to be.


32 posted on 06/28/2013 12:55:57 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: bkepley
Sad, but it sounds like a Monty Python sketch.

“Birdwatchers of Cornwall”

Hosted by Nigel Gamblepudding

33 posted on 06/28/2013 12:57:37 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Sopater

DRILL BABY DRILL...where’s PETA..or do they have a chapter over yon in UKistan?


34 posted on 06/28/2013 12:57:41 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: KarlInOhio

Oddly, it was carrying a coconut.


35 posted on 06/28/2013 1:00:11 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: Sopater

Oh, the compassionate loving embrace of the green revolution. Bwaaaaahahhahahahaaa!


36 posted on 06/28/2013 1:04:23 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Resolute Conservative

“I’ll burn a tire in its honor tonight.”

Well it’s nice to see someone else celebrating national
environmentalism the same way I do. I estimate one tire
nullifies 1000 Toyota Priuses.


37 posted on 06/28/2013 1:11:00 PM PDT by Slambat
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To: Spruce

If Joba Chamberlain had thrown that pitch the bird would have scored a double.


38 posted on 06/28/2013 1:13:31 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Spruce

I was waiting for that! I’m still laughing from both the original post and your gif. Didn’t Winfield kill one as well?


39 posted on 06/28/2013 1:13:41 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: MARTIAL MONK

LOL! Good one!


40 posted on 06/28/2013 1:14:13 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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