posted on Nov, 15 2008 @ 08:52 PM
Originally posted by kleverone
reply to post by unnamedninja
Possibly, but wouldn't there be signs of waste droppings? And even the olives were gone off the ground. That is the one part of the story that really
stood out in my mind.
Initially I thought the same. But migrating birds often go for a week or two without stopping to eat, and no food of course means no poop. So maybe
after crossing the ocean, a large flock of migratory birds stopped for a meal. I notice by the map that the place is on the coast also, they just
went for the closest edible food source after making it to land is my guess.
The two untouched trees is the odd part to me, but then again, when the flock decides it's time to move, all the birds move as a single decision.
EDIT: just done a little homework.
So far I've found out that the Australian east coast is indeed on the migratory bird warpath. Australia gets 3 million migratory birds arriving there
just before may (the time of the article) Bit of a bad place to put a vinyard if you ask me. Read some more articles about running a prosperous
vinyard, apparently it's not unsual at all for entire crops of grapes to go missing overnight to a single flock of birds.
I bet if we put our heads together and researched this a bit, we could find instances of large crops, on the coasts of of different countries going
missing due to migratory birds. So far I've found that the same thing happens to Africa also.
[edit on 15-11-2008 by unnamedninja]