I WRITE with regard to your correspondents (Letters, 29 June) who make reference to the untimely demise of the white-throated needletail bird that was killed by flying inadvertently into the path of a wind turbine.
May I make the observation that this bird was an alien to these shores, it was not in possession of a twitcher’s permit, nor did it have a visa, it was – or so I am led to believe – without any family resident in Scotland. On the off-chance that other white-throated needletails may decide to visit us, I think that all wind turbines should be made redundant, dismantled and sold.
Why is it that when birds fly into aeroplanes, the birds are the problem; when they fly into wind turbines, the turbines are the problem?
Broomieknowe Gardens, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian