Bird Not Seen For 22 Years Shows Up And Is Immediately Killed By…

…Evil Big Oil Corporations Rich People Wall Street Hedge Fund Managers Wind Turbine.

That’s right folks, green energy kills:

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.

“It was seen by birders fly straight into the turbine. It is ironic that after waiting so long for this bird to turn up in the UK, it was killed by a wind turbine and not a natural predator, “ Josh Jones of Bird Guides said.

The Needletail was apparently thousands of miles off course when two bird spotters identified it on the isle of Harris Monday. By Wednesday, scores of watchers had gathered in the Tarbet area of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland to catch a glimpse of the rare bird.

“It’s tragic. More than 80 people had already arrived on the island and others were coming from all over the country. But it just flew into the turbine. It was killed instantly,” Jones told the Telegraph.
Avid bird watcher David Campbell witnessed the accident Wednesday. “We all ran over there and were heartbroken to find the poor bird lying beneath the machine, in perfect condition apart from blood and slight trauma on the head – but it was stone dead. 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. Seeing it up close, as much as I’d rather it were still alive, was, if nothing else, a rare opportunity to examine the utterly amazing plumage and structure of the Needletail,” Campbell wrote in his blog, Devil Birder.

12 thoughts on “Bird Not Seen For 22 Years Shows Up And Is Immediately Killed By…

  1. This is from a recent column from Walter Williams at June 19, this year.
    ” According to a Wall Street Journal op-ed (9/7/2009) by Manhattan Institute’s energy expert Robert Bryce, Exxon Mobil pleaded guilty in federal court to killing 85 birds that had come into contact with its pollutants. The company paid $600,000 in fines and fees. A recent Associated Press story (5/14/2013) reported that “more than 573,000 birds are killed by the country’s wind farms each year, including 83,000 hunting birds such as hawks, falcons and eagles, according to an estimate published in March in the peer-reviewed Wildlife Society Bulletin.” The Obama administration has never fined or prosecuted windmill farms, sometimes called bird Cuisinarts, for killing eagles and other protected bird species. In fact, AP reports that the Obama administration has shielded the industry from liability and has helped keep the scope of the deaths secret.”

    Ain’t it wunnerful how the environMENTAL wackos help the little birdies , and trees and flowers and rivers, … oh wait that is actually hunters paying licensing fees and stamps to hunt government land, and fighting to protect woodland, and working to increase wildlife populations.
    Well it just wunnerful how they punish people for hurting protected species…. no wait that’s only when it’s someone else. When they do it , it’s for progress.

    As we say out here in the woods, ” The only difference between a developer and an environMENTAList is, the environMENTAList moved here last year.”

  2. Jan 10, 2015, the newly elected members of the US Congress met in the US Capitol to consider passing President Obama’s Enabling Act. It was officially called the ‘Law for Removing the Distress of the People and the Country.’ If passed, it would effectively mean the end over six years of efforts by Republicans to destroy the US Economy. After the Elections of Nov 2012 the People spoke in an historic turnout of new voters and gave the Democratic Party a 2/3rd’s majority in both houses of Congress officially ending over six years of grid lock.

    Sounds impossible, right. Only question is when and what Obama and team will name it when it comes time to save the nation prior to the 2016 elections.

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