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Hundreds of dead birds turning up in NJ

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posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 06:39 PM
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I just saw this news report on News 12 in NJ (television).
The report was pretty much the same. Except the number
used on TV was "thousands" and of course we see residents
confusion and concern.

Residents have not been directed as to what to do.

U.S Department of Agriculture sent a note prior to
the events.

Weird! What do they know?!

This is from nj.com


Township police told Gannett they were aware of a memorandum sent
by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, warning about the possibility of a
large number of dead-bird sightings.


[edit on 25-1-2009 by cluckerspud]

[edit on 25-1-2009 by cluckerspud]




posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 06:42 PM
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That's kind of odd to say the least.

It could be a connection with the Avian Flu reports coming out of china or something of that nature.

But why would they not tell people to stay away from thousands of bird corpses, whether they knew what was wrong with them or not. Atleast have some sort of public warning.

Then again, Avian Flu would not warran the deaths of thousands of bird all at once, and not specifically in NJ either.

Very weird...Good Find.



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 06:44 PM
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Greaaaaaaaat I'd leave the city if I we're you, take a vacation if you can.

Also, your avatar just earned you a star



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 06:47 PM
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They died from a heart attack after reading how much corruption there is in New Jersey and how much they will have to get hit for taxes sitting in trees. (By: missin)

But seriously, I think they would have said, its some sort of Avian Flu. But it could also be an outbreak of westnile? Possibly?



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 06:52 PM
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Whats weird is that they got a heads up, but no explanation.
Clips of residents filling garbage bags was quite unsettling.
I will post any updates if and when I get them.

I am about 1/2 hour from Franklin Township.
Geez, I hope no birds turn up dead here.



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 06:56 PM
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I just finished a thread here about bat colonies dying off too. Bees, bats, birds. How sad. I hate hearing this. I hope they figure out what is going on.



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 06:59 PM
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Originally posted by hotbakedtater
Bees, bats, birds. How sad. I hate hearing this.


Beaver and bear better watch their backs!

Jon



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 07:10 PM
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That's probably not far from the plane that went down from hitting birds. Strange coincidence. Who was it that was using garlic salt for salting streets?
Do birds eat salt off the streets?



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 07:12 PM
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yeah they do, especially birds who dont' migrate for the long winter months, they end up eating mostly our junk we throw up and what not.

That would be a good explanation if the city had turned to some new salt compound and the birds are going ape-*hit over it.

Keep us updated OP, very interesting, i wonder what the CDC will have to say about this.



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 07:19 PM
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One lady is claiming to have cleaned up 150 birds.
And the town officials tell her that it is her responsibility.

This is from another online news source.


Homeowner Andrea Kipec tells the Courier News of Bridgewater that she's
counted more than 150 dead birds on her property. She's been told by local
officials it's her responsibility to clean them up.

Kipec tells the newspaper that local police informed her they had received an
e-mail from the U.S. Department of Agriculture about a program to poison
blackbirds and starlings, a fact that could not be immediately confirmed.

Advertisement Messages left by both the Courier News and the Associated
Press for state and federal wildlife officials were not immediately returned.



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 07:59 PM
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reply to post by Voxel
 


LOL
Star for you.

I wonder if they froze to death?

Could also be a virus.

[edit on 25-1-2009 by nixie_nox]



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 08:05 PM
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Maybe theres something in the air? Bees not so much, but birds bats, etc, could be something going on? Just a shot though



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 08:06 PM
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I happen to live right across the bridge in Philadelphia, so will be keeping a eye on the bird populations around here.

I do know that a lot of NJ is farm land, and any new pesticides being introduced could be a factor. Going to see if I can dig up anything in local news papers over the next day or two, and will report back with anything interesting.

Also, I have off work for the next few days so it may even warrant a drive to some of the problem areas. If I can get some good high quality photographs of the situation, the carrion, and birds either in flight or inactive, it could provide clues as to what is causing this.

Either way, when things like this happen it affects the whole food chain. I hope this does not blow up into anything bigger then it currently is.

Will let you all know what I find out in the coming days.



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by deadline527
Also, I have off work for the next few days so it may even warrant a drive to some of the problem areas. If I can get some good high quality photographs of the situation, the carrion, and birds either in flight or inactive, it could provide clues as to what is causing this.


Now that's taking an initiative. Star for you.
I respect that. I am in North Jersey, But I do not have
time to get down there. Good luck.



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 08:19 PM
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I live pretty close to the area, havent noticed any dead birds yet, but the funny thing is I havent seen any birds around here in about a week!
Why would the USDA poison these birds? Did they use chemtrails?



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 08:24 PM
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local police informed her they had received an
e-mail from the U.S. Department of Agriculture about a program to poison blackbirds and starlings


Why??? Who???

Something doesn't sound right about this



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 08:31 PM
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How close is this to the area where the people were reporting a strange smell of maple syrup in the air?

Wonder if they are related.



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 08:40 PM
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I work in Monmouth County, NJ, and I have heard 'rumors' about West Nile being found recently, but that the type of mosquitos that have tested positive are only the types that bite birds, not people. Therefore, this thread raised my eyebrows!



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 08:45 PM
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Something about their lack of access and explaination makes me uneasy.


Read this report from the Examiner with information on other hot spots (not in the US but a scary concept - consider wording "smuggled").

"There is some concern over infected poultry being smuggled across borders as several dead infected birds were found in India.
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I sincerely hope those individuals in NJ cleaning up the birds have hazmat suits on like when they cull whole flocks.



posted on Jan, 25 2009 @ 08:47 PM
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Actually i was just reading another thread and it came to mind.

Western Canada, has just had an outbreak of Bird Flu with thousands of chickens, it could be connected to what were seing in NJ.



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