The rotor blades of a lift based wind turbine are shaped like airfoils, so the wind flowing around them creates a lift force which in turn moves them around. From a thermodynamic viewpoint and like answered in this question kinetic energy is extracted from the wind during this.
But what goes on from a mechanical perspective? How exactly is the kinetic energy of air particles transferred onto the rotor blades via lift? None of the sites I read gave an elaboration on the how.