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Sweden: Another one bites the dust. No, not a turbine — another eagle.

(Google Translation of Swedish article) Link to original article here

August Thomasson, young birder and photographer from Sösdala in central Skåne, was at his job Monday out riding in the plains west of Kristianstad. When he walked around the Vinnö meadows, along came an eagle gliding low over him. It slips away for a moment towards a wind turbine but turns shortly thereafter back at him.

– “But soon afterwards it flies slowly away towards the turbine again. As it turned the last time I start slowly walking towards the bike”, says August. “I give the eagle a last look and see that it just passes the turbine. Then it happened that should not happen. The eagle getting hit by a wind blade underneath and plunges downward. A little bit panicked I bring out the camera and manage to get off a few pictures.”

Unaware that it’s guts were hanging out from the falling bird and in the belief that the small pieces that came off in the collision were feathers, he bikes in panic until reaching it, to possibly help the injured bird.

– “My hopes sank fast when I got to the eagle and found it in four parts.”


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5 Comments on “Sweden: Another one bites the dust. No, not a turbine — another eagle.”

  1. 1957chev March 12, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

    That makes me so disgusted. How could anyone condone erecting these useless destructive machines? There are so many excellent reasons why they are NOT a good idea.

    • Donna Quixote March 12, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

      Money talks and the bastards get away with everything.

  2. FauxGreen March 12, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    When an eagle is slaughtered by a wind turbine and no-one is around to see it, did it really die? The wind companies and the criminally blind government will say no.

    How many eagles are brutally, violently cut from the skies every single day? It’s sick, it’s wrong, it’s a crime against nature and the people. It’s a complete and utter outrage that the Ontario Liberal government has enabled, encouraged, and funded a most terrible situation causing horrific environmental carnage and extreme human despair. This must not be tolerated any longer!

  3. Dougal Quixote March 12, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    Reblogged this on windfarmaction and commented:
    And they say it rarely happens. If you or I killed an Eagle it would be immediate prosecution with the full force of the law well supported by the Turbine loving RSPB

  4. cornwallwindwatch March 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    Reblogged this on Cornwall Wind Watch.

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