Getting needled

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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.

kj Wilson

Middle Norton

Edinburgh

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?

IAN BAXTER

Broomieknowe Gardens, Bonnyrigg, Midlothian

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