posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 10:26 AM
This is a very interesting thread, and reading everybody's experiences has intrigued.
The influx of grasshoppers could be because it's a good year for crops, but also the mating season, when they all gather together.
Quails and other birds being seen in the same area could be explained by the fact that their numbers and what could be described as a good year for
breeding for them is tied to their food source, like grasshoppers, if they too are in abundance, for then the Quails can raise mouths to feed, because
they have food to give them.
If the grasshoppers do well, so do those that prey on them like Quails, and other birds, who will flock to feed.
Concerning birds dying by flying into cars, buildings, this could be explained by the fact they may be young birds, juveniles, who are not experienced
when it comes to cars, or indeed flying, and can not take necessary measures that more experienced birds might in avoiding making in-flight
Equally, they could be adult birds, in blind panic, trying to evade an avian predator.
Birds singing at night is because they confuse street lights for dawn, and daylight, and thus start singing the dawn chorus.
The rise in road-kills, well with frogs, armadillos, turtles and various other species of animals, they often cross roads in large numbers at this
time of the year to go to their breeding grounds, that were there long before the roads were.
Animals are attracted to urban areas by people's rubbish, but are also already there because their habitat has happened to have been urbanised.
Animals and birds charging at, or lacking fear of humans could be adults trying to distract you/attack you, and lead you away from, their young ones
and territory, if they young ones are nearby and are vulnerable.
Female Cheetahs, for example, who are far weaker then Lions, will often walk towards Lions to distract them from killing their cubs and to bait them
to follow them instead.
Crows and other birds mobbing birds of prey is normal, they want the predator out of their territory, and will do so knowing the bird of prey does not
attack them while doing so because it prefers the element of surprise.
The stunning photo of a Bald Eagle attacking a swan could possibly be because the Bald Eagle is being overtly territorial because of the mating
season, and attacking anyone who enters his territory.
The Bald Eagle could be also suffering a shortage of normal food like fish, rabbits, and in desperation has attacked an animal not usually it's main
In comparision, in Africa, astonishing film has been recordered of prides of Lions during a terrible drought, uniting to form a 'super-pride'
50-strong, to attack elephants and brought down and killed an adult Elephant.
I can not emphasise enough how shocking this event was, for it has always been more or less fact that adult Elephants were immune to Lion attacks.
Also prides of Lions are extremely hostile and territorial to one another, and will fight each other to the death.
To see prides of unrelated Lions putting aside their differences and uniting to bring down a animal like an Elephant, previously thought immune to
Lion attack, is shocking.
Animals are suffering from climate change and are acting differently, stories of animals becoming brazen towards humans and each other is becoming
common place as they search for food under pressure of loss of habitat and normal food sources
I am very much of the belief that animals are sensitive to the earth's energies and beyond, and one should observe animals for such signs for
They possess these senses, we do also, but often we do not use these abilities because we feel we have lost them, if only we tuned in more to that
I have heard of two cases of two pairs of birds of the same species raising their young in the same nest box, something never heard of before. Perhaps
they sense something happening, and have cast aside territorial rivalries in favour of clubbing together and ensuring species survival?
My dog, when in the garden at night to do what dogs do, sometimes just stops, stares into the night, lifts her head and her tail erect, her ears
pricked, nothing can distract her, and you can tell she can hear or sense something in the night.
When she does this now, I try to listen to what she could possibly be hearing.
But I've noticed, whenever she does this, there is nothing to be seen, there are no sounds, and I do mean no sounds to be heard. No animal sounds,
nothing, like everything is dead and silent.
Maybe that is what she can sense and or hear, that odd silence of the night, but I do know Dogs possess scent and sound abilties that far exceed our
own, and can hear and smell things from many miles away.
For example, the dogs of Baghdad in March 2003 howled and moaned long before the Cruise Missiles arrived, because it is believed the dogs could hear
the missiles' high-frequency from miles upon miles away.
She does not bark, she just stands to attention like I have described, and stares into the distance, into the darkness of the night.
I wonder what's in the night that so possesses her quiet, but alert, attention that can keep her that way for minutes at a time.
I call those nights the strange nights for they unsettle me after a while.
It was a 'strange night' last night, and I wait to see what tonight holds.
The next 'strange night' I'm going to investigate what she can sense.
Maybe......I don't want to know.
Maybe.....what is in those strange nights, should stay in those strange nights.
[edit on 3-6-2008 by Regensturm]