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Dead Birds Falling From the Sky

I have been looking for more info on the birds that seem to be falling from the sky. If you have not heard about it yet . . . New Year’s Eve a few thousand birds were found dead in central Arkansas. It has been believed that around 4-5 thousand Red-winged Blackbirds had fallen from the sky and died from some kind of trauma. First reports seemed to state it was caused by hail or fireworks. Now another 500 birds have also been found dead along roads in the state of Louisiana only 300 miles south of the Arkansas area. Scientists are now stumped as to what the cause of these birds’ deaths and not even sure if these two instances are related or not.

The die-off of birds in mass numbers can be caused by multiple reasons and I am sure scientist are looking at the weather, structures, pesticides and diseases for coming up with a conclusion on how these birds all died in a mass die-off. The birds being found in the two sites included Red-winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles, Brown-headed Cowbirds and European Starlings. I am sure the news will keep us updated on any reports on what results will come back from the lab.

(Photo of this young Cliff Swallow was a bird hit by a vehicle in 2007)

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8 responses

  1. Oh, no, I had not heard of this at all. I am stunned. I surely hope you will post any updates. I’m not a very ‘newsy’ person. I avoid the t.v. like the plague and our newspaper isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on! Thanks, karen

    4 January 2011 at 11:26 pm

  2. Jamie

    This has got to be weather related. Preliminary autopsies
    show they died of massive trauma to the breast. They either flew
    into something, or stopped flying and crashed into the ground.
    There is no way thousands of birds all hit a power line or a plane,
    so it has to be the ground. I believe they flew into freezing rain
    at high altitude,got wet, iced up, couldn’t fly and tumbled to the
    ground. It happened at night, the ground and surface temperature
    was warm and the ice melted before anyone found them. It seems
    obvious to me…….right? Jamie

    5 January 2011 at 6:51 am

  3. Now, the state ornithologist suggests that a loud noise, probably the fireworks, startled them first. Then, Jamie’s theory could follow that. I read in the paper this morning that Louisiana had a similar mass die-off of red-winged blackbirds. So, what’s going on? It’s scary to me.

    5 January 2011 at 11:58 am

  4. I really feel bad about this. Mass death of birds just aint
    nice. Some say birds got disoriented on new years during the
    fireworks?

    5 January 2011 at 12:51 pm

  5. I still think there is more to this than weather or fireworks . . . I am still waiting for the lab results to return!!

    5 January 2011 at 1:12 pm

  6. Mary

    I think you need to look a lot furthur than our backyard, there are reports of it world wide, also marine life is washing to shore in a lot of different place. Is this perhaps the mircle?

    8 January 2011 at 4:32 pm

  7. I’ve heard that the magnetic fields are due to switch and there is evidence that it may be soon. Since birds use that to migrate, I wonder if that has anything to do with it? I didn’t think red-wing blackbirds flew at night so maybe not.

    16 January 2011 at 12:09 am

  8. Donna

    I wonder why no one seems to know or connect, this to the HAARP weather control project, by the military? They have erected huge radio transmitter arrays, to manipulate the weather for warfare, and now, possibly for financial gain. Look it up on the internet, I took the following quote from Author Michael Chosoduvosky’s book “Owning the weather:
    HAARP is “A super-powerful radiowave-beaming technology that lifts areas of the ionosphere by focusing a beam and heating those areas. Electromagnetic waves then bounce back onto earth and penetrate everything — living and dead.”
    It is being used not only in the US, but also abroad. Eye witnesses have seen it working in the Persian Gulf.

    19 January 2011 at 2:57 pm

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