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June 29, 2013


Rare bird last seen in Britain 22 years ago reappears - only to be killed by wind turbine in front of a horrified crowd of birdwatchers

(Thanks to John Gregg)


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"I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift...." Ecclesiastes 9:11

Didn't Monty Python cover this in one of their fine documentaries?

He's pinin' for the fjords.

Well, now we know why they're rare, don't we?

Do you think they tweeted this?

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen white-throuted needletail?

Before or after it's been whacked by a environmentally-friendly wind turbine?

May...be... these birds are not seen much because they are incredibly smart... or... incredibly dumb.

incredibly pythonic!!

Yes, enigmatic.

Green energy: saving the planet, one extinction at a time!

Don't miss the mating ritual info in the sidebar.

A line from _Dumb and Dumber_ comes to mind:

"Pretty bird! Pretty bird!"

(And no, I never watched that movie, either...um, well, look! Something shiny!)

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