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

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

Body of an immature White Tailed Sea-eagle hit by a wind turbine

Body of an immature White Tailed Sea-eagle hit by a wind turbine

SWEDEN: 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.

Parts of an immature White Tailed Sea-eagle hit by an wind turbine

Parts of an immature White Tailed Sea-eagle hit by a wind turbine

“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.”

Immature White Tailed Sea-eagle just hit by a wind turbine

Immature White Tailed Sea-eagle just hit by a wind turbine

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.

The head of an Immature White Tailed Sea-eagle just hit by a wind turbine

The head of an Immature White Tailed Sea-eagle just hit by a wind turbine

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

Source: http://quixoteslaststand.com/2014/03/12/sweden-another-one-bites-the-dust-no-not-a-turbine-another-eagle/

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