Rare Bird Appears in UK For Only 8th Time in 167 Years, Promptly Killed By Wind Turbine

You can imagine the excitement level for bird watchers as they recorded only the 8th appearance of a white-throated needletail in the U.K.  since 1846.

Here is the before video …


The needletail has the distinguished honor of being the fastest bird in flight, exceeding speeds of 106 mph.

But this particular bird went from 106 mph down to zero in a hurry, when it tragically flew into the blade of a wind turbine.

Via the Daily Mail (h/t Gateway Pundit):

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.

And here is the after video …

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