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(Telegraph)   Dozens of bird-watchers rush to British island to see rare bird (last seen in UK in 1991). And they saw it, all right, as it got splattered by a wind turbine   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 209
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2013-06-27 04:02:05 PM
Around 40 people were watching the White-throated Needletail, the world's fastest flying bird, on the Isles of Harris when the tragedy happened.

Not fast enough apparently.
 
2013-06-27 04:12:31 PM
When a bird can produce as much energy as a wind turbine I'll give a fark.
 
2013-06-27 04:42:33 PM
Experts said they thought the bird had got lost migrating from Siberia and it should have been as far away as Australia or Japan instead of Tarbert on the Isle of Harris...  But it just flew into the turbine. It was killed instantly.

Those are two gigantic doses of Darwinism, right there.
 
2013-06-27 04:44:10 PM

Huck Chaser: Experts said they thought the bird had got lost migrating from Siberia and it should have been as far away as Australia or Japan instead of Tarbert on the Isle of Harris...  But it just flew into the turbine. It was killed instantly.

Those are two gigantic doses of Darwinism, right there.


If it should have been in Australia and ended up in Scotland, I'm pretty sure that was a suicide
 
2013-06-27 04:57:49 PM
Guess we'd better get back to using fossil fuels, lads.
 
2013-06-27 05:05:12 PM
Was it carrying a coconut?
 
2013-06-27 05:20:21 PM

xynix: When a bird can produce as much energy as a wind turbine I'll give a fark.


E=mc2.

/okay, you could apply the same argument to the turbine
 
2013-06-27 05:32:40 PM
But how many camels have they spotted?
 
2013-06-27 05:32:50 PM
Well at least they can share it with everyone.

Reminds me of my favorite hokey joke from Batman outside of the Shark Repellent and Bomb gags.

Batman: How do you divide seventeen apples among sixteen people?
Robin: Make applesauce
 
2013-06-27 05:35:39 PM
Now it's ever rarer.
 
2013-06-27 05:35:59 PM
So, it's a fast bird, but it's a dumbass for flying into a turbine.

Darwin dabs an eye, but orders some hot wings.
 
2013-06-27 05:38:32 PM

Huck Chaser: Experts said they thought the bird had got lost migrating from Siberia and it should have been as far away as Australia or Japan instead of Tarbert on the Isle of Harris...  But it just flew into the turbine. It was killed instantly.

Those are two gigantic doses of Darwinism, right there.


Ayup. Came to say the same thing. Some animals are just too stupid to live.
 
2013-06-27 05:38:55 PM
I wonder what speed the bird achieved?
 
2013-06-27 05:39:15 PM

mysticcat: Was it carrying a coconut?


Yeah. But the bird didn't grip it by the husk.
 
2013-06-27 05:39:29 PM
What kind of turbine was it?
 
2013-06-27 05:40:13 PM
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

Does that one count?
 
2013-06-27 05:41:10 PM
nelsonhaha.jpg
 
2013-06-27 05:42:37 PM
 
2013-06-27 05:43:20 PM
Were they charging their cameras with electricity from the turbine?
 
2013-06-27 05:44:42 PM
 
2013-06-27 05:44:46 PM
Good thing they rushed. They almost missed it.
 
2013-06-27 05:45:32 PM
not swift enough
 
2013-06-27 05:45:35 PM
that's what you get for bird watching, fycking nerds.
 
2013-06-27 05:45:37 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Anyways, not that it isnt sad. But pollutants from dirty power plants kill more wildlife.
 
2013-06-27 05:46:41 PM
That Scottish bird just flew into a turbine

( •_•)>⌐■-■  Looks like that bird  (⌐■_■) wasn't too swift

YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAH
 
2013-06-27 05:49:29 PM
Alright.  I know it's terribly sad for the bird, and disappointing for the people and all that.  And I don't mean to sound callous, but....LOLOLOLOL.  That's the sort of gag you'd expect from a movie.  A rare, beautiful bird.  Dozens of hopeful bird watchers, eager to catch a glimpse, an ephemeral glance of this swift flying bird.  The majestic creature flies into view, the bird watchers feel warm with glee, and SPLAT.


Maybe I'm a asshole, but that's tragic comedy right there.
 
2013-06-27 05:50:22 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-06-27 05:50:37 PM
Around 40 people were watching the White-throated Needletail, the world's fastest flying bird...

The White-throated Needletail, also known as the Needle-tailed Swift or Spine-tailed Swift, is known to fly up at speeds of up to 69mph, although there are unconfirmed reports of them reaching 105mph.


So what you are saying is that there is a non-flying bird that can waddle/walk/run/hop at speeds over 69 mph? Is it the dreaded Cheetah Bird?
 
2013-06-27 05:50:41 PM
gameshowhost
Guess we'd better get back to using fossil fuels, lads.


THIS!

/Suck on your windmills, Obama. And while your at it suck on your solar panels.

//drill baby, drill! Frack, baby, frack! Pipe the shait from Canada. Nat. gas!

///V8! 16 mpg. Fine with me!
 
2013-06-27 05:51:04 PM

LoneCraneFullMoon: Alright.  I know it's terribly sad for the bird, and disappointing for the people and all that.  And I don't mean to sound callous, but....LOLOLOLOL.  That's the sort of gag you'd expect from a movie.  A rare, beautiful bird.  Dozens of hopeful bird watchers, eager to catch a glimpse, an ephemeral glance of this swift flying bird.  The majestic creature flies into view, the bird watchers feel warm with glee, and SPLAT.


Maybe I'm a asshole, but that's tragic comedy right there.


LoneCraneFullMoon: Alright.  I know it's terribly sad for the bird, and disappointing for the people and all that.  And I don't mean to sound callous, but....LOLOLOLOL.  That's the sort of gag you'd expect from a movie.  A rare, beautiful bird.  Dozens of hopeful bird watchers, eager to catch a glimpse, an ephemeral glance of this swift flying bird.  The majestic creature flies into view, the bird watchers feel warm with glee, and SPLAT.


Maybe I'm a asshole, but that's tragic comedy right there.


I could see it as a Monty Python skit from back in the day.
 
2013-06-27 05:51:48 PM

JesseL: Bird watchers are bad luck.

http://www.fark.com/comments/7449597/North-American-sparrow-seen-for -f irst-time-in-Sweden-thrills-bird-watchers-as-it-is-eaten-by-a-hawk


As good a time as any to post this.
Yes it's an ad, but it's still funny.
 
2013-06-27 05:52:04 PM

xynix: When a bird can produce as much energy as a wind turbine oil platform I'll give a fark.


upload.wikimedia.org
Drill baby drill?
 
2013-06-27 05:52:42 PM

megarian: mysticcat: Was it carrying a coconut?

Yeah. But the bird didn't grip it by the husk.


It's not a question of where he grips it.
 
2013-06-27 05:53:34 PM
'Lovely plummage, the Norwegian Blue.'
 
2013-06-27 05:53:45 PM

hammettman: So, it's a fast bird, but it's a dumbass for flying into a turbine.

Darwin dabs an eye, but orders some hot wings.


You understand that flying for birds is as much air pressure, wind speed and direction and air currents as it is about seeing? I think 99% of the time the anti-wind turbine morons are talking out their asses, but I'm pretty sure they fark up the air in all kinds of ways for birds, and they've only been around like they are now for the last 10 years or so, it's not like windmills like these have been around for hundreds of generations for these birds.
 
2013-06-27 05:54:46 PM
"Around 40 people were watching the White-throated Needletail, the world's fastest flying bird "

Umm, excuse me, but the Peregrine Falcon goes much faster than that and can maintain control at those speeds.

/has bred and raised Peregrines.
//you idiots keep greenlighting TG and DailyFail links, stop it.
 
2013-06-27 05:55:51 PM
Even the animals have to do their fare share whether it kills off the entire species or not. That's some real fancy lib thinking right there.
 
2013-06-27 05:55:52 PM
oi42.tinypic.com

oi50.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-27 05:56:54 PM

LoneCraneFullMoon: Alright.  I know it's terribly sad for the bird, and disappointing for the people and all that.  And I don't mean to sound callous, but....LOLOLOLOL.  That's the sort of gag you'd expect from a movie.  A rare, beautiful bird.  Dozens of hopeful bird watchers, eager to catch a glimpse, an ephemeral glance of this swift flying bird.  The majestic creature flies into view, the bird watchers feel warm with glee, and SPLAT.

Maybe I'm a asshole, but that's tragic comedy right there.


Yup, that's some good comedy.

/ Ahh, every look, there's one! Look at its splendid plumage, its graceful flight, its...*SMACK* ... nevermind
 
2013-06-27 05:57:41 PM
Survival of the fittest at work. I regularly watch various hawks and vultures do circles around our turbines here and they seem to have no issue navigating the rotating blades. Pretty entertaining as it looks like they do it for fun.

/wind turbine tech
 
2013-06-27 05:57:53 PM

Charlie Chingas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwpRHrAh3pk

/oblig


Knew what that was before I even clicked.
 
2013-06-27 05:58:08 PM
Maybe he was just pining for the fjords.
 
2013-06-27 05:58:26 PM
What?!!!
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-27 06:00:49 PM

Big Ramifications: [oi42.tinypic.com image 376x176]

[oi50.tinypic.com image 69x99]


Holy crap, is that real?  My favorite part is that the guy on second is too confused to go for it.
 
2013-06-27 06:01:23 PM
What's the avian version of Darwin?
 
2013-06-27 06:01:40 PM

TheLopper: megarian: mysticcat: Was it carrying a coconut?

Yeah. But the bird didn't grip it by the husk.

It's not a question of where he grips it.


I know. I did some maths:

5oz bird /= 1lb coconut
 
2013-06-27 06:05:20 PM

ashinmytomatoes: LoneCraneFullMoon:

>>Alright.  I know it's terribly sad for the bird, and disappointing for the people and all that.  And I don't mean to sound callous, but....LOLOLOLOL.  That's the sort of gag you'd expect from a movie.  A rare, beautiful bird.  Dozens of hopeful bird watchers, eager to catch a glimpse, an ephemeral glance of this swift flying bird.  The majestic creature flies into view, the bird watchers feel warm with glee, and SPLAT.


>>Maybe I'm a asshole, but that's tragic comedy right there.


>I could see it as a Monty Python skit from back in the day.



I was picturing Frank Drebin somehow being involved as I read LoneCraneFullMoon's comment. Maybe as a bird watching tour guide for a bunch of school kids.

i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-27 06:06:08 PM

Big Ramifications: [oi42.tinypic.com image 376x176]

[oi50.tinypic.com image 69x99]


damn. slow internet... beat me to it.
 
2013-06-27 06:07:10 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: But how many camels have they spotted?


What day is it?
 
2013-06-27 06:08:04 PM
So, they should just put a silhouette of a hawk on the turbines and there'd be no more problems.
 
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