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originally posted by: seattlerat
I live in Seattle (if you had not already ascertained that) and also noticed the agitated birds and then the sudden absence of animal life of any sort. I like crows and much to my neighbor's chagrin (I live next-door to a large car dealer) there is a crow that I have 'connected' with and give him breakfast/dinner on a pretty regular basis. I can count on him (and sometimes his girlfriend/wife and child) greeting me by swooping over my head and dragging his wing-tip or tail-feathers across the top of my head, something that can be a bit startling as he always does it from behind and sometimes without a warning "cawl". No sight of him, his entourage, or any of the other 100's of crows that call Lake City their stomping grounds... But, as was mentioned previously, there was a weather change- however, in my opinion, the wind-storm we had a few weeks ago was much more pronounced and sudden than what we experienced this week and that storm did not have the same apparent effect on the local urban wildlife. Another thing that I noticed as odd... I often look up, hoping to see something interesting/entertaining, and on the day when the birds seemed agitated, I noticed the crows in groups making a lot of noise and circling above the area, but what really surprised me were the small groups of TINY birds doing the same thing as the crows, but at much higher altitudes than I believed they were capable of. I'm talking little sparrows here, the kind you see hopping around on the ground and hiding in low vegetation... and they were so high in the air that they looked like moths flying in formation... WEIRD! Also noticed that the garden snails, usually out after a rain, were nowhere to be found. Perhaps they have decided that summer is over and it is time to sleep until spring-time (sounds like a good idea to me!)
Have a great big beautiful day
originally posted by: bjvanwash
Thanks for your post. I live in the Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA area and I noticed yesterday that the birds were a bit oddly loud. I go outside on break about the same time 5 days a week and haven't noticed that before(not saying it hasn't happened before).
The whole whale thing is strange though. I wonder if that has anything to do with our unusually warm/hot summer. I know that the Chinook salmon was supposed to be lower than normal this year due to the warmer waters.
I guess we'll find out tomorrow! (I bought a lottery ticket for tomorrow too hehe)
Crows have been congregating in large roosts in the fall and winter for as long as there have been crows
originally posted by: whatnext21
Just wondering if anyone saw this a day after the 8.3 EQ in Chili on September 16, 2015? Almost every Data Buoy in the Ring of Fire plus some outside of the ring was in event mode. Has this happened before or is this some kind of test that was done?
originally posted by: WCmutant
a reply to: westcoast
Anyone considered looking into Yellowstone animal activity? Perhaps the webcams?
If something big is brewing in the earth there is no telling. I'd like to think whales in the Columbia River (towards Yellowstone) wouldn't be logical. Coming up the river would also be heading toward Washington's inland volcanoes - St. Helen's, Adams, and Ranier.
I'm also not going to suggest I know what the animal behavior should be prior to a large scale event. If you are on the west coast I can only hope it's nothing major.