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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