Although the caption says "fatal"...the vulture did survive the fall initially. Another video shows it with a badly broken wing and barely able to walk. A fellow captured it and put it in a box but it did not say whether the bird survived or not. Now...back to Nebraska...Picture an early spring morning with a shroud of low clouds and fog draped over the landscape...a mix of low flying geese...cranes and Whoopers bucking a northeast wind at about 200 feet. Uh..oh...wind farm.
Some say the environmental impact statements for wind farms have a tendency to conveniently ignore local migration patterns and endangered species. I guess we will see how well Nebraska does as time goes by. For the record...I am not a tree hugger by any stretch of the imagination...I do take issue with pink elephant technology though...which I believe wind power is. This pig in a poke would not fly without subsidies and special tax considerations. Tells me right there that we the people...while we might feel a warm fuzzy thinking we are lessening our dependence on foreign oil and the evil twins coal and nuclear energy...we still get left with immature technology and a healthy removal of the funds from our wallets and purses.