quote: 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.
re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed (Posted on 6/28/13 at 1:17 pm to Lsupimp)
quote: 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.
fricking green energy crowd. Wind turbines kill thousands of birds- protected and unprotected species- and no one says shite about it. If that bird would have died anywhere near an oil refinery or drilling rig you'd never hear the end of it.