Wind Farms: Bald Eagle Killers (God help us, there’s a video).

I don’t know where got this one. Of course, I also don’t know how they found Socialist Realism Bald Eagle for the main picture, but that’s just funny. This is alarming:

(It was also autoloading)

There were a lot of opportunities for Dark Humor in that video, but possibly the worst part was when the hapless zoo spokeswoman had to try to justify the whole thing in the name of scientific research. Madam, I believe that the hypothesis Eagles can as a species learn to get out of the way of rotating scythes of death has been definitively disproved at this point…

Moe Lane

PS: It’s not like the damned wind farms are particularly cost-effective, either. There’s a reason why they’re subsidized to a fare-thee-well.

And now, a “HEY! LOOK! BALD EAGLETS!” Distraction.

They found four of ’em in one nest in Maine:

Apparently they usually go with two at a time, and very rarely three eggs hatch and survive.  Four eaglets in one nest that make it is a phenomenon.  But then, Bald Eagles have made it off of the endangered species list in Maine, so maybe there’s something in the water up there.

Moe Lane (crosspost)