Skip to comments.Birdwatchers Gather To See Rare Bird...Which Flies Into A [wind power] Turbine, Dies
Posted on 07/01/2013 2:34:08 PM PDT by grundle
SCOTLAND -- 80 birdwatchers got together in Scotland to get a glimpse of a White-throated Needletail: a rare bird that has not been seen in the United Kingdom for 22 years. The birders were there to watch the world's fastest flying bird, instead they witnessed it fly directly into a wind turbine where it was killed instantly.
According to Bird Guides' Josh Jones: "It was seen by birders fly straight into the turbine."
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Bye Bye Birdie
I honestly don’t understand how birds can fly into trees and land on a limb in the blowing wind, yet not see windmill blades.
L O L!
Your post #10 says it. These things are the creepiest damn things and I could not really explain why. You explain it well.
I wonder how much breast meat you get off one of those?
I see it a little differently.
I see them as monuments to crony capitalism.
These wind turbines show what can be done when a crony capitalist sees an opportunity to make money by taking advantage of a moment in time when activist for a given cause have created in government a coalition to accomplish a given end.
These opportunists then buy access to legislators with campaign cash and promises of more to come if legislation is written so as to pick the pockets of the taxpayers to benefit the crony capitalist.
At least with wind turbines there are visible signs of the greed of the crony capitalist and politicians. With something like Ethanol there is only the extra cost of your fuel and repair cost for your car.
They do see them.
But the bird can not judge the speed of the turbine blades.
I have read that the tip of the biggest turbines exceed 200 miles per hour.
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