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Originally posted by crazydaisy
It seems most of the Fish and Wildlife officials are saying all of these birds and fish are dead because of the weather and/or fireworks. I am not buying that at all - IMO I think they now know what is causing it and they are not about to tell us. The list keeps getting long around the world - some of these reports may be due to natural causes but certainly not all or that many. I wish I had time (I do pvt nursing) to put together a list from say just this past month world wide. I did read reports that go back to September 2010 and even further back.
I ran out of bird food the other day and haven't fed the birds for 4 days, they usually come to the feeders even when nothing is there. I am going to feed them tomorrow and see how many and what type show up. I am hoping for a large healthy crowd. Our weather in Indiana is cold (in the teens at night but that's not unusual for winter) and no winter storms for over 2 weeks. BTW I see birds in my area every day and haven't seen a one for a week.
This is getting frightening - I do hope adults are instructing their children not to touch dead birds if they find them.
Originally posted by Human_Alien
Would/could 5000 Blackbirds be in one spot (like a farm) at one time?
Do they sleep/perch/roost/eat together? What is the likelihood of that occurring?
Originally posted by Robin Marks
It was Carbon Dioxide.
Originally posted by gateway30
another piece to the puzzle from another thread
''January 4, 2011
Top US Official Murdered After Arkansas Weapons Test Causes Mass Death
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
A shocking report prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) states that one of the United States top experts in biological and chemical weapons was brutally murdered after he threatened to expose a US Military test of poison gas that killed hundreds of thousands of animals in Arkansas this past week. ''
Just found this, looks like it could definitely cover the Arkansas area over the last few days.
edit on 4-1-2011 by gateway30 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by vor78
I'm not sure what caused this, but I don't believe the fireworks explanation. They know the sound of gunfire and aren't all that startled by it, so I don't think loud noise would be a big issue.
Originally posted by vor78
I've seen these blackbird flocks my whole life. They can easily number into the millions. They breakup into relatively smaller groups during the day to feed, but at night, they tend to all fly to one location to roost.