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Re: Horrified Birdwatchers See Rare White-throated Needletail Fly into Wind Tur

. Beautiful bird.

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I've never understood how/why birds fly into the wind turbines.
Anyone hear the explanation as to why it happens so much?

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that is a beautiful bird but this story has so much lol its like a comedy skit dying to be made

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Re: Horrified Birdwatchers See Rare White-throated Needletail Fly into Wind Tur

OMG my mum and I read about this in the Metro (free newspaper here in London) and thought it was hilareous

The excitement, the travelling, the.....immmense let down

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Re: Horrified Birdwatchers See Rare White-throated Needletail Fly into Wind Tur

Did they at least eat it...?

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wind turbines are environment pollution
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I've never understood how/why birds fly into the wind turbines.
Anyone hear the explanation as to why it happens so much?
a lot of birds are stupid. I don't know anything about wind turbines, but maybe if a bird gets too close to it it can get sucked in.

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a lot of birds are stupid. I don't know anything about wind turbines, but maybe if a bird gets too close to it it can get sucked in.
They have thousands of those things out in the cotton fields around Corpus Christi. When i was working for the electric co-op i was always in a big-ass, heavy truck so i could never go down the little dirt service roads that went out into the fields to the base of them... but we were always curious to see if there were a lot of buzzards, eagles, or whatever carcasses laying below them.

You would THINK that the wind resistance created by the air pushing the blades of the smaller turbines(which are about the length of (3) 18-wheelers) would direct a bird around the actual blade, but i'm far from a specialist on aerodynamics... maybe the flow of the air against the blades draws them right into it.

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Re: Horrified Birdwatchers See Rare White-throated Needletail Fly into Wind Tur

We at bird GPS INC apologize about the death of one of our customers. From what I am told the GPS told him to make a right at blade b instead he made a left into blade c and he had been drinking.

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Re: Horrified Birdwatchers See Rare White-throated Needletail Fly into Wind Tur

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Oh, poor thing. I really cringe thinking about all the birdwatchers who went to so much trouble and were so excited to see it. As a bird lover I can definitely empathise with that

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