Birdwatchers see rare white-throated needletail fly into turbine on Harris

The white-throated needletail was spotted on Harris
An enthusiast who travelled to the Western Isles to view a rare bird has told of his “dismay” after watching it fly into a wind turbine and die.
The white-throated needletail, which breeds in Asia and winters in Australasia, was spotted on Harris.
About 30 birdwatchers travelled to the island to see the unusual visitor, which has only been recorded five times in the UK since 1950.
However, they then saw it die after colliding with the wind turbine.
Birdwatcher David Campbell, from Surrey, told the BBC Scotland news website that the incident took place late on Wednesday afternoon.
Mr Campbell, who is now making his way home to south east England, said: “We just watched the whole thing with dismay.”

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3 Responses to “Birdwatchers see rare white-throated needletail fly into turbine on Harris”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well, it seems as though the grossly overpriced wind turbines (to build and and maintain) do have a use after all – destroying rare wildlife. And the agenda rolls on, to utterly destroy natural life on planet earth.



  2. Anonymous says:

    Harbinger, there may come a time when we can throw the Politicians into them.
    When we are without food and power, the windmills will still turn.

  3. Anonymous says:


    I think that be far too nice for politicians quite frankly. I believe in do unto others as you would do unto yourself philosophy, but of course, I am looking from the politician’s view on us.


    Best way to deal with them is to put them in a really low paid, shitty, monotonous job. Don’t allow them to better themselves and have them eating food full of chemicals that will cause them cancer. And when they get paid it can all go on paying bills. That’s how I’d treat them. Give them a living hell to live in that they’re forcing upon all of us.



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