And see it they did:
Around 40 people were watching the White-throated Needletail, the world's fastest flying bird, on the Isles of Harris when the tragedy happened.
Sightings of the bird have only been recorded eight times in the UK in nearly 170 years, most recently in 1991, prompting around 80 ornithologists to visit the island in the hope of catching a glimpse.
Oh, and the tragedy? It was killed by a wind turbine. You know - that green&sustainable™, environmentally-friendly energy source.
Or aerial Cuisinarts, as they're often termed.