reply to post by Nebulous1973
From hitting the ground? I read they didn't appear harmed.
Originally posted by zbeliever
I don't know whats going on but I know I'm scared,,,,
Originally posted by 12voltz
reply to post by Nathabeanz
All you have to do is search for fish kills and you will see that its been happening for a long time,oil could and probably is a factor in many cases,along with algae blooms and temperature variations .All i have been pointing out is that this is hardly a massive earth kill off ,but a common event joined perhaps by coincidence and media hype.
Originally posted by 12voltz
For those who are curious, Fenthion has been used in the United States to control mosquitos, especially in the aftermath of initial West Nile Virus outbreaks, and in dog shampoos. While it is primarily an insecticide, it is also highly toxic to birds and sometimes used as an avicide (the "Rid-A-Bird perch"). Even when used as an insecticide, its application can result in bird deaths; the American Bird Conservancy lists several incidents of mass bird killings. Due to concerns over its toxicity to humans, it was withdrawn from the U.S. market in 2004 and the EPA canceled its registration.
apparently withdrawn in 2004 but i am sure thats enough time to make a new deadly batch of pesticide
edit on 4-1-2011 by 12voltz because: of the umbrella sales increase
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Scientists have released three million genetically-modified (GM) mosquitoes in the Cayman Islands to fight dengue fever.
Posted at 9:30 PM ET, 01/ 3/2011
Loud noise, not weather likely behind bird kill
By Jason Samenow
9:30 p.m. update: The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is reporting (h/t commenter JerryFloyd) the birds likely died as a result of booming noise, perhaps fireworks, in central Arkansas Friday. The noise may have incited a bird frenzy causing them to fly into houses and trees. The WSJ story states storms weren't in the area when the birds died. On the other hand, the radar shows storms departing the region between 9 and 10 p.m. central time. The birds reportedly started falling from the sky around 11 p.m.
MSNBC reported the following: The director of Cornell University's ornithology lab in Ithaca, N.Y., said the most likely suspect is violent weather. It's probable that thousands of birds were asleep, roosting in a single tree, when a "washing machine-type thunderstorm" sucked them up into the air, disoriented them, and even fatally soaked and chilled them. "Bad weather can occasionally catch flocks off guard, blow them off a roost, and they get hurled up suddenly into this thundercloud," lab director John Fitzpatrick said.
AccuWeather suggested lightning as a possible cause:
"There was lightning in the area between 9:19 and 9:30 p.m. CDT," said AccuWeather.com Information Manager, Henry Margusity. "A couple of strokes had between 380,000 and 540,000 amps."
There are estimates that more than 1,000 birds had fallen before midnight. The birds were found in an area that is 1 mile long and 1/2 of a mile wide. No birds were found outside of this area
MSNBC reported Arkansas' top veterinarian, Dr. George Stevens, said preliminary autopsies on 17 of the blackbirds, which ruled out poison, indicate they died of blunt trauma and midair. That suggests something likely startled the birds said MSNBC.