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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Rare bird last seen in Britain 22 years ago reappears - only to be killed by wind turbine

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.      

h/t Lorrie Goldstein


David said...

I know! Bird watchers have been through enough in their lives. And now this!

Anonymous said...

Oh, the horror! And people think God doesn't have a sense of humour (as dark as it may be).