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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
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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 is killing off endangered species


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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
maybe my funny bone is broken today, don't find a bird flying into a turbine funny


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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.


This!

I believe that there needs to be a complete cease in the use of wind turbines until all of them can be fitted with "bird excluder devices"!


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lsuwontonwrap
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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
The bird sounds pretty dumb.


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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
Bird decided to go "no flap" for awhile.


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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
best thread ever


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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
News Alert: In the UK a Popeye's is serving a free wicked chicken dinner to the first lucky customer who says "white-throated needletail".


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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
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Bird decided to go "no flap"


See there? Nothing good can come from this.


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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
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white-throated needletail
Ah yes, the Don Quixote of birds!


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1st time in 22 years
Who keeps track of this kind of stat?!


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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
so fricking awesome


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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
Just picturing the spectators faces makes this funny...


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HBR
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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
Is there a video of it hitting the turbine?


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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
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maybe my funny bone is broken today, don't find a bird flying into a turbine funny


Obviously. Look at your avi.


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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
I'd want to see the video + reaction video.


"Ooooh ahhhh oh, oh shite FLY AWAY! Kadoosh"


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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
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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.



TITTFPB....


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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
Ban wind turbines


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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed


Ban wind turbine energy

ETA: damn
This post was edited on 6/28 at 4:29 pm


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Sasquatch Smash
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re: Rare bird sighted for 1st time in 22 years ! Crowd gathers! Bird promptly killed
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Who keeps track of this kind of stat?!


Birders do. People keep lists of what they see, and there are places to report sightings and whatnot.

As far as the people saying it's misleading, it is kind of a big deal in the birding world to get a rare migrant/transient like that. Instead of going part way around the globe to have a chance to see one...boom! it's a couple hour drive from home.


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