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posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 02:31 AM
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Also check out the bird icon in South Korea. more than likely not related but still if were on the subject of birds. This is going to sound stupid but what do the USA, South Korea and the UK have in common ? They aren't in good terms with North Korea are they ?

Suspected cases of bird flu were reported Thursday in Cheonan, North Chungcheong Province, and Iksan, North Jeolla Province. If the symptoms detected are found to be those of the highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza as suspected by the government, Korea could face an unprecedented situation of being hit by foot and mouth disease and bird flu at the same time. The Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry said close inspections of a duck farm in Cheonan and a chicken farm in Iksan are underway. Ducks and chickens in the farms showed symptoms of bird flu such as reduced spawning rates and feed intake and cyanosis in the comb. The final results of the inspections will come out Friday, but the poultry of the affected farms and epidemiologically related farms were culled as a preventive measure the same day. A ministry official said, “The reported suspected cases are highly likely to involve a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu,” adding, “We pay special attention to the fact that more than 500 chickens died at the Iksan farm.” In Iksan, a highly pathogenic strain of bird flu was detected from mallard feces early this month.




posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 02:56 AM
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Same kind of situation happened when that rocket or airplane contrail was seen over the California coast. Remember how there was some BS explanation that the MSM offered up and then suddenly dropped covering it.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 03:05 AM
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Indeed there are a lot gone but also found one birdicon in Korea



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 03:13 AM
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Scared by fireworks? Hummmm Reminds me of an old story about "it was a weather balloon".



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 03:49 AM
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I live in Arkansas guys and not very far from Beebee, just a couple of hours. I have watched the local News (all the stations) since the incident happened and even down on this level the story changed with every broadcast. I heard the firecracker theory, the disease theory, and the theory where over 5,000 birds hit a single airplane (there were no airplanes on radar over Beebee at that time) and in my humble opinion it was all bollocks. Also, the reported number of blackbirds changed drastically as well. At first it was 500, then 1000, then 2500, etc. I've seen pictures of those birds, heck they were showing live footage on the News. I'm not an expert on this matter in any way, shape, or form, but I feel MORE than comfortable saying that those birds didn't die of anything BUT blunt trauma of some kind. The bodies were pulverized, but far too ripped and torn and broken to have been flattened by hitting the earth mid-flight. The birds all also died within moments of each other; it was not a slow process by any means. The only thing I can think of is some kind of "wave" hit them, like the shockwave from a bomb (a BOMB not piddly little firecrackers) or a high-magnitude soundwave or some form of microwave radiation (although the bodies weren't cooked in the least, so unlikely on that last one). And then we have all of those fish too, I would hazard a guess and say that diseases don't kill that many animals that quickly (almost all at the same time). There would be too many variables wouldn't there? You would have varying times of infection, strength of the fish's immune system, etc. so the fish reasonably wouldn't have died all at the same time, right?
Also, in keeping in line with this post, all the media outlets hushed up about it all at the same time. Its like it disappeared. Even 100.3 The Edge's (radio station morning show) Cory and Jay hushed up about it other than the occasional one-liner after taking calls about the incident all morning for days on end (and this is unusual for them because they almost always beat stuff like this to death figuratively speaking). In other words, the whole situation just reeks. The event itself, the phony theories that an average ten year old could see through, and now the "media blackout" Something is definitely going on. I agree with the poster on here who said they felt as if their intelligence had been insulted due to the BS. It is definitely insulting, gentle person, especially to the residents. I know plenty of people irate over it from all walks of life.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 03:58 AM
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now the MSM is just cracking jokes at this:

It’s worth keeping in mind just how many birds there are when thinking about so-called mass die-offs. “Five billion birds die in the U.S. every year,” Ms. Driscoll said, “so statistically some have to die at the same time.” The population of red-winged blackbirds is more than 200 million, she said, and they fly in flocks of 100,000 to 2 million. “So 5,000 sounds like a lot of birds, but really it is a relative number.” All of this makes sense, and yet leaves us craving something more. We hear the numbers. We recognize the rationality of Ms. Driscoll’s explanation and yet, some of us think, birds falling from the sky? There must be something else going on. Me, I’m betting on zombies. Has anyone checked to see if any dead birds are coming back to life? It may sound silly, but imagine the downside of missing the first signs of a zombie epidemic. Human beings would become walking bird feeders for the beaked undead. Not a pretty thought. Not a possibility to ignore, if you have a lion turn of mind. Of course, it’s probably just the wind. Leslie Kaufman contributed reporting. A version of this article appeared in print on January 9, 2011, on page WK2 of the New York edition.


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pure mainstream fodder!!
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posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 04:38 AM
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Originally posted by iceblue20-12
Well done.

And for those that think this is normal,SHOW me where so many die offs have occurred world wide in such a short time.Yes we have die offs,but show me anything on the scale we are seeing now.


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3 sept
POLLUTION TRIGGERS BIZARRE BEHAVIOUR IN ANIMALS
www.newscientist.com...
Hyperactive fish, stupid frogs, fearless mice and seagulls that fall over. It sounds like a weird animal circus, but this is no freak show. Animals around the world are increasingly behaving in bizarre ways, and the cause is environmental pollution.

6 sept
UK MOTHS REVEAL 35-YEAR DECLINE
news.bbc.co.uk...
British moths are in serious trouble, possibly because of changing climate, a scientist will reveal later this week. Dr Kelvin Conrad of Rothamsted Research will tell the British Association's annual meeting in Exeter that about two-thirds of UK moths are declining.

7 sept
CLIMATE CHANGE CAN SLASH ANIMAL GENE POOLS
www.newscientist.com...
Climate change can slash the genetic diversity of animals, affecting their long-term survival, suggests a study examining the evolution of two rodent species over 3000 years.

www.spacedaily.com...
For the first time, scientists have found a direct relationship between global warming and the evolution of contemporary wildlife.

7 sept
WHAT IS KILLING UGANDA'S HIPPOS?
www.mg.co.za...
Hippos in a Ugandan game park are dying of a disease yet to be identified by scientists. Sixty have so far perished in the past two months, wildlife officials said on Tuesday.

9 sept
SCIENTISTS STUMPED BY DEAD CROAKERS - ATLANTIC COAST US
www.kansascity.com...
Thousands of croakers have washed ashore at beaches along the Atlantic coast in recent days, the latest mass deaths of the popular sport fish.Researchers have so far been unable to explain why only Atlantic croakers have been struck along the coast, south to Florida.

9 sept
RARE SIGHTING OF WASP NORTH OF ARCTIC CIRCLE PUZZLES RESIDENTS - CANADA
www.cbc.ca... Canadians wouldn't take a second look at a yellowjacket wasp circling around their picnic, but the discovery of the insect far north of the Arctic Circle has entomologists, well, buzzing. Noire Ikalukjuaq, the mayor of Arctic Bay, found a specimen of Vespula intermedia, or yellowjacket wasp, outside the community recently. Arctic Bay is on the northern tip of Baffin Island, at more than 73 degrees latitude.

9 Sept
THREATENED SPECIES TOTAL 'HUGELY UNDERESTIMATED
www.newscientist.com...
The true number of species at risk of extinction could be 50% higher than the total shown on the International Conservation Union’s Red List, according to a bleak new assessment.

9 sept
THOUSANDS OF BIRDS FOUND DEAD IN GREEK NATURE PRESERVE
story.news.yahoo.com...
Thousands of migratory birds in the Greek nature reserve of Lake Koronia have died in recent months in what birds specialists are calling "an ecological catastrophe," several sources said.

10 sept
DARK FUTURE FOR WHITE ANIMALS IN ARCTIC
story.news.yahoo.com...
Ideal for an Ice Age, white fur used as camouflage by animals from polar bears to Arctic foxes may be going out of fashion because of global warming.

17 sept
DEATHS OF SEABIRDS IN ALASKA BAFFLING TO BIOLOGISTS
www.azcentral.com...
Biologists remain baffled by the death of hundreds of seabirds in early July at False Pass in the eastern Aleutian Islands. The die-off of more than 250 puffins, cormorants, kittiwakes, seagulls and eiders may have been caused by bacteria, parasites, marine biotoxins or unusual virus, said Dr. Rex Sohn, wildlife disease specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey's National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis.

20 sept
MUSSELS NEAR NORTH POLE HINT AT WARMER EARTH
www.cnn.com...
Mussels have been found growing on the seabed just 1,300 km (800 miles) from the North Pole in a likely sign of global warming, scientists said on Friday.The blue mussels, which normally favor warmer waters like off France or the eastern United States, were discovered last month off Norway's Svalbard archipelago in waters that are covered with ice most of the year."The climate is changing fast," said Geir Johnsen, a professor at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology who was among experts who found the bivalves.
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Inuit peoples in Canada, for instance, are seeing robins for the first time and hunters are falling through previously solid sea ice.
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In Scandinavia, birch trees are moving northwards into previously icy areas used for reindeer herding.

27 Sept
UN CALLS BIRD FLU 'WORLD CRISIS'
news.bbc.co.uk...
Two UN agencies have warned that bird flu is set to remain a serious threat to animal and human life worldwide in the near future.
A case of human infection in Thailand this week sparked fresh fears.

30 Sept
MYSTERY OF THREE WHALES IN WALES
news.bbc.co.uk...
Three whales have beached at different points on the Welsh coast in the past week, one was dead, the other dying but the third was put back out to sea.
It is over 100 years since three were washed up in such a short period.
Although experts do not know why, some say it is at best suspicious - and at worst "sinister".
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He said marine wildlife experts were concerned because the Navy had been trying out a new sonar system in the area, and there was good evidence that the sonar could be detrimental to whales and other animals.
He supported the theory that the animals could have been blown off course by the "concentrated, devastating noise of the sonar".
Mr Benson said around 30 whales had washed up off the coast of the Canaries following a Nato exercise involving the use of sonar around three years ago.

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posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 04:47 AM
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More fro 2004. You can find "evidence" like this all day long if you just do a simple Google search. Yes, this happens all the time.

9 March
WARMER WINTERS HURTING MOOSE - ISLE ROYALE, US
www.duluthsuperior.com...
Wolf numbers are up and moose are declining on Isle Royale, according to the 46th annual survey in the world’s longest study of predator-prey relationships. The moose population has slid to 750 on the Lake Superior island, down from 900 last year and 1,100 in 2002. Moose are faring better than when their numbers bottomed out at 500 after the deep-snow winter of 1995-96, when hundreds perished. But their numbers are in question because of ticks, heat stress and declining habitat

16 March
LOCUSTS SWARM - AUSTRALIA
news.bbc.co.uk...
A plague of locusts that has devastated crops in the Australian outback has begun migrating south.
Heavy rains that ended a long drought in north-eastern Australia has provided ideal breeding conditions for the bugs. Officials said the swarms that appeared in remote parts of Queensland had moved to more built-up New South Wales.
”We were just staggering out of the drought, we are incredibly frustrated,” said farmer Bev Dennis, based 550 km (340 miles) west of Sydney. ”A thick haze of them came through over the weekend and chomped their way through our oats crop overnight,” she added. Until the weekend, locust fighters thought they had won the battle over Australia’s worst locust outbreak since December 2000. More than 200,000 hectares (494,000 acres) have been sprayed in a bid to contain the plague. But the heavy rainfalls that ended the drought last month rendered the insecticides virtually useless

16 March
RARE FISH SPECIES ONCE BELIEVED TO BE EXTINCT - TANZANIA
www.terradaily.com...
Tanzanian fishermen have caught coelacanth, a rare species of fish that was once believed to be extinct, a senior conservation official said on Tuesday. “Coelacanth is a rare species of fish, which the world of science regarded as extinct and existed only in fossil records, saying that it lived some 50 million years ago,” Tanzanian Marine Parks and Reserves Manager Chikambi Rumisha told AFP

18 March
SPECIES IN DECLINE – BRITAIN
news.independent.co.uk...
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Two new studies of UK wildlife provide alarming evidence that many animal and plant species in Britain are in sharp decline due to human activity. The authors of one report claim their findings support the hypothesis the world could be in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.
Falls in numbers of butterfly, bird and plant species could be due to habitat destruction and climate change. Details of the studies are outlined in the latest issue of Science magazine. In one study, researchers analysed data from six surveys of UK butterfly, bird and plant species produced over the last 40 years.
The argument amongst some naysayers is that... insects are nowhere near as vulnerable to extinction as plants, birds and mammals. The results show this isn’t true They found the majority of butterfly species, a total of 71%, had declined over 20 years. The researchers found 54% of British bird species fell over 20 years and 28% of native plant species decreased over 40 years.

24 March
DOLPHIN DEATHS FLORIDA US
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The death toll among dolphins in Panhandle bays and beaches has climbed to 90, but the cause of the deaths remains a mystery, officials said Wednesday. Tissue analyses indicate the dolphins had been exposed to red tide, a toxic algae known to kill sea life. But more tests are pending, said Blair Mase, a coordinator for the National Marine Fisheries Service.

24 March
UNUSUAL SCORES OF SEABIRDS STARVING - ALASKA
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Thousands of dead or starving seabirds have fallen out of the sky or washed up on beaches along the south-central coast of Alaska, and scientists say they don’t know why.
Up to 2,000 dead or ill common murres, which resemble penguins, have been spotted this month, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Tom Van Pelt, a Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, said the recent deaths could be linked to severe weather, such as high wind and ice, or a scarcity of fish.

6 April
BIRD BEAK DEFORMITIES - ALASKA
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A bird beak deformity first recorded among black-capped chickadees near Anchorage has been increasingly seen in crows in Southeast Alaska, broadening an already mysterious phenomenon. Black-capped chickadees, Northwestern crows and 27 other species of birds in Alaska have been reported with beaks up to three times their normal length. The deformity often strikes mature birds and reduces their ability to feed and preen effectively. In many birds, the deformity leads to death.
”We don’t know what’s causing the problem,” said Colleen Handel, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Alaska Science Center in Anchorage. She’s been studying the beak deformities for five years.

16 April
MIGRATING BIRDS RELY ON SUNSETS, SATRS AND MAGNETIC FIELD
news.bbc.co.uk...
US scientists believe they have made an important breakthrough in the mystery of how migrating birds manage to navigate thousands of kilometres and arrive at exactly the same spot each year. Laboratory experiments in the past have suggested the birds may use a number of cues, including sunlight, stars and the Earth’s magnetic field, which they can detect inside their bodies. But this new study, reported in the journal Science, involved tracking a group of thrushes across hundreds of miles in the American Midwest and finding out what happened when they were deliberately confused by a man-made magnet and knocked off course. Amazingly then, this study does seem to confirm that birds can “reset” their navigation systems daily by comparing the direction of the sunset with the magnetic signals they detect.
The research was conducted by William Cochran, at the Illinois Natural History Survey in Champaign, and colleagues.

12 May
THE MANTIS SHRIMPS - DORSET UK
www.telegraph.co.uk...
Bathers have been warned to be on the lookout for ”kick-boxing” shrimps after a pair of the rare species was discovered off Dorset. The mantis shrimps, usually found in tropical waters, are reputed to be able to deliver punches with the force of a small calibre bullet.
Two of the three-inch long shrimps have been found in trawler nets in Weymouth Bay. Marine biologists believe that there may be a colony of them due to global warming.The shrimps have been put on public display in reinforced tanks at the SeaLife Centre at Weymouth. A spokesman said that if bathers saw the orange shrimps, they should approach them with caution. The bigger mantis shrimps are usually found in tropical areas around the equator. But the species found off the Dorset coast are probably from the Mediterranean. Chris Brown, the display supervisor at the centre, said: ”As far as we know this species has never been found off Britain.

23 May
SHEEP STILL CONTAMINATED BY CHERNOBYL - SCOTLAND
www.sundayherald.com...
Eighteen years after nuclear disaster, ban on Scots farmers selling mutton affected by radiation remains in force

8 June
AFRICAN LOCUSTS
www.guardian.co.uk...
Spain has sent seven aircraft to help a multinational effort to contain swarms of locusts that are threatening to devastate crops in Africa and spread north through Morocco and, potentially, to Europe.
”It is a lot easier to control the plague in the desert than in Spain,” Juan Peña, the head of the Spanish project, told El País newspaper yesterday. The potential is for a plague of proportions not seen for nearly 20 years.
But some experts have warned that if the winds blow north instead, some locusts could reach southern Europe.
The last desert locust plague in the late 80s took several years’ work and more than $300m to control, according to FAO

9 June
27,000 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS MISSING - N DAKOTA US
seattlepi.nwsource.com...
Wildlife officials estimate nearly 27,000 American white pelicans have abandoned their summer nesting grounds at the Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge north of here. The question is why – and where they went.
”It’s like they packed up and left in the middle of the night – except they didn’t pack up, they just left,” said Ken Torkelson, a spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Bismarck. Left behind were thousands of eggs, which are unlikely to hatch, officials say. Chase Lake, which was designated a national wildlife refuge in 1908, is the home of the largest known nesting colony of white pelicans in North America.

FOLLOW UP ON THE DAKOTA PELICANS BY LINDA MOULTON HOWE:
www.earthfiles.com...
27,000 American White Pelicans Have Disappeared from North Dakota Wildlife Refuge

UPDATE ON THE MISSING PELICANS.www.earthfiles.com...
Some may have ended up in Yellowstone.

FOUR WHITE PELICANS FROM MISSING 29,000 TRACKED BY SATELLITE
www.earthfiles.com...
Four of the 29,000 pelicans had previously been wired with radio transmitters for migration research from satellites. Today I talked with Ken Torkelson, writer-editor, and spokesperson for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bismarck, North Dakota, about what the satellite reported from those four American White Pelicans.

17 June
INSECT ENJOYS WARMER UK CLIMATE
news.bbc.co.uk...
An insect that normally inhabits warm countries has been found living and breeding in the UK, entomologists say.
The green ”shield” bug, which attacks a broad range of crops, is usually seen in the Mediterranean, Middle East, Australia, North America and Africa. Its arrival in Britain is a clear sign of climate change, claim experts from the Natural History Museum, London.
”I’m always reluctant to invoke global warming but it’s the only explanation,” said curator of beetles, Max Barclay.
Stink bugs It is a well known phenomenon that big cities such as London are a couple of degrees warmer than the surrounding countryside. The asphalt and concrete for roads, buildings, and other structures absorb the Sun’s heat, causing surface temperatures and overall ambient temperatures to rise.

25 June
STARFISH AND CRAB DEATHS - WHITE SEA RUSSIA
news.bbc.co.uk...
Environmentalists in northern Russia have expressed concern at the latest incident of mass deaths among marine fauna on the shores of the White Sea. Russia TV reported that thousands of dead starfish and crabs have washed ashore near the village of Syuzma in the Archangel region, along a nine-mile stretch of coast.
In 1990, millions of starfish, as well as a large number of mussels, crabs, dozens of nerpa seals, seals and belugas were killed.

BROWN PELICANS DIVING INTO ASPHALT - ARIZONA US
www.cbc.ca...
PHOENIX, ARIZ. - Endangered brown pelicans, flying nnland in a search for food, have been diving into roads and sidewalks in Arizona, mistaking pavement shimmering with heat for fish-filled waterways. More than 30 of the birds have been injured over the past two weeks between Yuma and Phoenix, the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s wildlife centre said on Thursday.
”They try to land on the water, but it’s asphalt and it’s ’Bam! That doesn’t feel so good,’” Sandy Cate, the centre’s director, told the Associated Press. Wildlife officials are treating the birds for dehydration and emaciation as well as their injuries from the road plunges. Dry weather has led many waterways to dry up along the U.S. West Coast, causing food shortages for wildlife.

12 July
CLIMATE WARNING FROM THE DEEP - NORTH SEA
news.bbc.co.uk...
Strange things are happening in the North Sea. Cod stocks are slumping faster than over-fishing can account for, and Mediterranean species like red mullet are migrating north.
Several sea birds are also in trouble. Kittiwake numbers are falling fast and guillemots are struggling to breed.
And, earlier this summer, hundreds of fulmar (a relative of the albatross) corpses washed up on the Norfolk coast, having apparently starved to death. Scientists suspect these events are linked and they are trying to work out how.
Nothing is certain yet, but some believe a dramatic change in North Sea plankton is responsible. And, what is more, they blame global warming. Broadly speaking, as global temperatures rise, cold water species are moving out and warm water species are moving in

13 July
DUCK POPULATION DROPS BY 11 PERCENT - US AND CANADA
www.planetark.org...
The duck population in the United States and Canada dropped 11 percent from a year ago as drought dried up breeding grounds, said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Wildlife Service yesterday

15 July
HERON COLONY (BIRDS) VANISHED - WASHINGTON US
By Michael Goodspeed (Surfing the Apocalypse)
A heron colony in Point Roberts, Washington has ”VANISHED INTO THIN AIR.” This comes only weeks, of course, after the inexplicable disappearance of 28,000 pelicans from a wildlife refuge. The pelicans, of course, abandoned their eggs and nests, leaving experts totally flummoxed.
Why are these birds disappearing? Is it possible that electromagnetic influences are effecting the ”sensors” of these birds? Is it possible that this is in any way connected to the ”freak weather” experienced in many parts of the world and the US, including the southeast, which has experienced MAJOR flooding and storms over the past week? Further, is it possible that electrified material in space, perhaps attached to a larger body (i.e. asteroid) is at the root of all of this? These questions are worth asking, and will not go away. And while biologists try to figure out where the birds went, the bigger, more serious question is: Why did they leave? Biologists hold out hope the colony is just taking a year off for some reason and will re-establish itself. In the meantime they say it is critical to protect other, healthy heron colonies.

15 July
SEABIRDS MYSTERIOUSLY DYING NEAR FALSE PASS - ANCHORAGE ALASKA
Seabirds have been dying by the dozens in the Aleutian Island village of False Pass. As many as 200 dead birds of several species have been seen floating in the strait near the village or washed up on the beach. The birds started showing up on the Fourth of July weekend and so far no explanation for the deaths has been found.

20 July
PELICAN DEATH - CALIFORNIA US
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California’s endangered brown pelicans are mysteriously starving to death during a bumper year for anchovies, their preferred prey, wildlife officials said. Hundreds of the ungainly sea birds appear to have flown off course in search of food during their annual migration from the Baja California peninsula to British Columbia, with young pelicans turning up in Arizona deserts, biologists said. Naturalist Sandy Cate of the Arizona Game and Fish Department said the phenomenon appears linked to an explosion in pelican numbers combined with changes in Pacific Ocean temperatures.

22 July
PIGEONS LOST DURING RACE - SWEDEN
www.newsday.com...
Organizers of a race for homing pigeons were still scratching their heads in wonder Thursday after about 1,500 of the birds, famous for their ability to find their way home, went missing during the contest. Of the 2,000 pigeons let loose last week, only about 500 have returned to their lofts after the 150-kilometer (93 mile) flight between the cities of Ljungby and Malmoe in southern Sweden, said Lars-Aake Nilsson of the Malmoe Homing Pigeon Club. ”The weather was perfect – no rain, no thunder and no strong winds,” he said. In past races, the birds, all of which sport electronic identification tags around their feet, made the journey in about two hours. But at Sunday’s race, something went wrong.

23 July
SCRIPPS RESEARCHERS DOCUMENT SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE DEEP SEA
www.spacedaily.com...
Although it covers more than two-thirds of Earth’s surface, much of the deep sea remains unknown and unexplored, and many questions remain about how its environment changes over time. A new study led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, has shed new light on significant changes in the deep sea over a 14-year period.
Scripps Institution’s Henry Ruhl and Ken Smith show in the new issue of the journal Science that changes in climate at the surface of the ocean may be impacting communities of larger animals more than 13,400 feet below the ocean surface.

27 July
MALARIA EXPERTS ABUZZ ON GLOBAL WARMING FEARS
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Malaria-carrying mosquitoes were once a scourge of Shakespeare’s chilly England and even Arctic regions of the Soviet Union.
With malaria’s history of surviving in the cold, experts are at odds about how far nnland global warming may spread one of the planet’s most deadly diseases which kills a million people a year in poor countries.
U.N. reports say rising temperatures linked to human burning of fossil fuels are likely to widen malaria’s range in the tropics because mosquitoes and the parasite they pass on when sucking human blood thrive best in hot, wet climates.
But some insect experts swat those reports as simplistic.
”Temperature is only one of many, many factors in malaria, and in many cases it’s totally irrelevant,” said Paul Reiter, professor of medical entomology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.
”Many climate scientists don’t know anything about the complexities of malaria,” he said, adding that the same applied to mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever or West Nile virus (news – web sites).
WARMER WORLD Woodward was a co-author of a 2003 U.N. book that says climate change already kills 150,000 people a year and that the number could double by 2030. Malnutrition, diarrhea, malaria and floods were the biggest threats in a warming world.

28 July
THOUSANDS OF DEAD FISH SEEN OFF ST THOMAS BAY/DELIMARA –
www.timesofmalta.com...
A half a kilometre stretch of sea was filled with floating dead fish off Il-Hofriet (between Delimara and St Thomas Bay) last Friday, conservation biologist Adriana Vella and members of the Biological Conservation Research Foundation have reported.
They reported the sighting during scientific marine survey work around the Maltese Islands.
”While the sight of these thousands of dead fish was revolting, their stench was even worse,” Ms Vella said.
A similar incident at St Thomas Bay on Sunday was described in Parliament on Monday by Labour MP George Vella, who said the scene was disgusting and demanded an explanation from the environment minister.

30 July
GLOBAL WARMING HITS UK BIRDS
news.independent.co.uk...
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Hundreds of thousands of Scottish seabirds have failed to breed this summer in a wildlife catastrophe which is being linked by scientists directly to global warming. The massive unprecedented collapse of nesting attempts by several seabird species in Orkney and Shetland is likely to prove the first major impact of climate change on Britain.
In what could be a sub-plot from the recent disaster movie, The Day After Tomorrow, a rise in sea temperature is believed to have led to the mysterious disappearance of a key part of the marine food chain – the sandeel, the small fish whose great teeming shoals have hitherto sustained larger fish, marine mammals and seabirds in their millions.
In Orkney and Shetland, the sandeel stocks have been shrinking for several years, and this summer they have disappeared: the result for seabirds has been mass starvation. The figures for breeding failure, for Shetland in particular, almost defy belief.
More than 172,000 breeding pairs of guillemots were recorded in the islands in the last national census, Seabird 2000, whose results were published this year; this summer the birds have produced almost no young, according to Peter Ellis, Shetland area manager for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).
Martin Heubeck of Aberdeen University, who has monitored Shetland seabirds for 30 years, said: ”The breeding failure of the guillemots is unprecedented in Europe.” More than 6,800 pairs of great skuas were recorded in Shetland in the same census; this year they have produced a handful of chicks – perhaps fewer than 10 – while the arctic skuas (1,120 pairs in the census) have failed to produce any surviving young.
The 24,000 pairs of arctic terns, and the 16,700 pairs of Shetland kittiwakes – small gulls – have ”probably suffered complete failure”, said Mr Ellis.
In Orkney the picture is very similar, although detailed figures are not yet available. ”It looks very bad,” said the RSPB´s warden on Orkney mainland, Andy Knight. ”Very few of the birds have raised any chicks at all.”
The counting and monitoring is still going on and the figures are by no means complete: it is likely that puffins, for example, will also have suffered massive breeding failure but because they nest deep in burrows, this is not immediately obvious.
But the astonishing scale of what has taken place is already clear – and the link to climate change is being openly made by scientists. It is believed that the microscopic plankton on which tiny sandeel larvae feed are moving northwards as the sea water warms, leaving the baby fish with nothing to feed on.
This is being seen in the North Sea in particular, where the water temperature has risen by 2C in the past 20 years, and where the whole ecosystem is thought to be undergoing a ”regime shift”, or a fundamental alteration in the interaction of its component species. ”Think of the North Sea as an engine, and plankton as the fuel driving it,” said Euan Dunn of the RSPB, one of the world´s leading experts on the interaction of fish and seabirds. ”The fuel mix has changed so radically in the past 20 years, as a result of climate change, that the whole engine is now spluttering and starting to malfunction. All of the animals in the food web above the plankton, first the sandeels, then the larger fish like cod, and ultimately the seabirds, are starting to be affected.”
”It shows that climate change is happening now, [with] devastating consequences here in Britain, and it shows that reducing the pollution causing changes to the earth´s climate should now be the global number one political priority.”

news.independent.co.uk...
Seabird breeding crisis spreads to England

2 Aug
MASS DEATHS OF FLAMINGOS - TANZANIA
allafrica.com...
About 10,000 flamingoes have died since mid June, and preliminary investigations point to a toxin in blue-green algae eaten by the birds . THE UNIVERSITY of Dar es Salaam has sent a team of scientists to Arusha to join other experts investigating the mysterious deaths of pink flamingoes in Lake Manyara National Park.
About 10,000 flamingos have died since mid June, and preliminary investigation point to a toxin in blue-green algae eaten by
season.

4 Aug
LOCAL BEACHES AWASH WITH DEAD FISH - MARYLAND US
www.delawareonline.com...
www.thewbalchannel.com...
A surge of cold water generated from an offshore current killed nearly a million adult Atlantic croaker, leaving maintenance crews at local resorts with their hands full of carcasses to clean up.
In Ocean City, maintenance crews scoured the beaches Tuesday picking up and disposing of hundreds of dead Atlantic croaker – a silvery greenish and grayish fish with brassy spots – who succumbed to thermal shock.
Town Manager Dennis Dare said employees picked up about 100 dead croakers on Sunday, about 500 on Monday and ``a whole lot more’’ on Tuesday.
Dead croaker have been reported between Assateague Island and the southern Delaware beaches since Saturday.
The Maryland Department of Environment on Tuesday attributed the cause of the deaths to a sudden temperature drop in the water. No other species of fish or marine animals are believed to have been affected by exposure to the cold water temperatures, and tests for harmful algae blooms and bacteria have come up negative, according to spokesman Richard McIntire. McIntire said several hundred thousand to slightly more than a million croaker have died

6 Aug
LOCUSTS INVADE MAURITANIA AFRICA
news.bbc.co.uk...
A swarm of locusts has invaded the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, after devouring crops in rural areas.
The insects – which can eat their own body weight in 24 hours – descended on the city, also stripping bare what little greenery the desert capital has.
”Within minutes, the sky was brown. Whole trees were bending over with their weight,” a resident told the BBC.
Nations across north-west Africa have appealed for aid to fight what could be the worst locust plague in 15 years.
’Biblical proportions’
The swarms turned green trees to brown skeletons in a matter of hours and even ate the grass from the pitch of the main football stadium.
Residents lit fires and rattled tin boxes filled with stones to try to chase away the insects, reports Reuters news agency

8 Aug
INSECTS POSE GRAVE THREAT - CHINA
story.news.yahoo.com...
Locusts, caterpillers and grubs are munching away grasslands in China’s impoverished western province of Gansu, posing the gravest threat to the area from bugs in 20 years, Xinhua news agency said Sunday.
Nearly 75,000 hectares (185,000 acres) of grasslands in five counties and cities were being attacked by the insects, an official with the local livestock and grassland protection department said.
”The plague is the most harmful over the past 20 years,” the official, Wang Wei, was quoted as saying.
”The population density in some place even reaches to 220 insects per square meter,” he said.
Experts predicted 20,000 domestic animals would face difficulty surviving the winter because of the insect attack, Wang said.
Insects had eaten almost all of the grass in three towns in Maqu County, dubbed ”the best natural meadow in Asia,” Xinhua said. In 2000, bugs only devoured about 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres), it said.

8 August
BEACHED DOLPHINS - CALIFORNIA US
www.cbc.ca...
Authorities in Florida have had to put 30 dolphins to death after they beached themselves on an island north of Palm Beach.
”It was a very painful, very emotional and very difficult decision to make,” said Steve McCulloch, head of marine mammal research at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution.
Thirty-six dolphins were stranded on the beach in southeastern Florida on Friday. Veterinarians and volunteers worked round-the-clock, covering the animals with wet towels. Rescuers managed to push 34 of the rough-tooth dolphins back out to sea. They swam about seven kilometres and then came ashore again.

11 Aug
MILLIONS OF LOCUSTS HEADED FOR - DARFUR AFRICA
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Millions of locusts may be heading for Sudan’s Darfur region, pest control experts said on Wednesday, where violence has already created a humanitarian disaster and two million people are short of food and medicine

18 Aug
PIGEON WINGS ITS WAY TO NIAGARA FALLS - BRITAIN
A homing pigeon which flew off course during a race between France and Britain was found 3,000 miles away near Niagara Falls, its owner said today.
The wayward bird disappeared in May while flying 200 miles from France to owner Frank Brammer’s house in Gloucester.
Mr Brammer, 81, said he thought the pigeon had got lost or been killed and that he would never see it again after it failed to return home. But a few weeks later he received a phone call from a woman in Canada who said she had spotted the plastic ring on the pigeon’s leg. He said the bird must have hitched a ride with a ship as pigeons can only fly about 500 miles a day and need rest. The woman had found Mr Brammer’s phone number on the plastic ring on the pigeon’s leg when she noticed it was from Britain. The new Canadian owner said he intends to breed from the bird because he is so tame

18 Aug
LOCUST PLAGUE - AUSTRALIA
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Australia’s wheat farmers, fresh from battling the country’s worst drought in a century, are now threatened by a plague of locusts which have already begun to hatch from a sprawling ”nursery” in the country’s outback.
Early locust hatchings are the precursor of an expected full-scale outbreak in a few weeks’ time, which should rival the one in 2000 that spawned up to 100 billion insects, officials said.
The new onslaught is taking place in the heart of Australia’s wheat belt and on the fringe of populated areas, making it more threatening this time for farmers in the sparsely populated outback.
”It’s quite a huge area,” Heath McRae, an official with the Australian Plague Locust Commission, told Reuters on Wednesday. ”It’s been 20 years in some of those areas since people have seen locusts. There are reports of some early hatchings.”
First hatchings are in northern New South Wales (NSW), in the Lightening Ridge opal mining district near Walgett, a major wheat center. ”A serious locust situation is expected to develop in New South Wales in the spring,” the locust commission warned in its latest bulletin.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 05:04 AM
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is it just me or have the google maps images also been wiped clean?



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 05:14 AM
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How the hell is this a conspiracy in the works? Seriously people, are you so caught you in conspiracies that you forget how anything works at all? This website is for recent happening now events, or as you see in the long term events stuff that has numerous updates and/or is STILL going on! Their are no updates about any bird site or anything more going on there, hence why they arnt there anymore. If you seriously think someone is that dumb that if its taken off one random website the world will forget you must be fools yourself. Come on, there are a lot of smart people on this site but some of the # that is said is absurd! So if you notice the one bird link still up on Beebe, Ark had an update yesterday which is why it is still up. If there is no update there is no reason to leave it on a CURRENT events site! I mean what since they dont show any earthquakes from before Jan 9th does that mean they didnt happen? Wow people time to use the brains!



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 05:21 AM
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It may have some link to RView specialist Ed Dames is saying.. which is a pandemic.. bird flu coming back released high in air..

www.youtube.com...



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 05:53 AM
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[font=Comic Sans MS]alright... say it is a conspiracy... people said it's HAARP - weren't there fish and crabs that died too? a few thousand washing up on shores? people were talking about HAARP creating weather and suspecting this could be an experiment gone wrong? how does that explain the aquatic life AND the alleged blue stains found in the beaks of the birds found recently (friday I think?) sorry, i read so much, too much to keep up with.. if it was the ionoshpere, where does the bleu stains come from? oil? most likely... i remember readingt a thread on here about a guy from BP that spilled the beans about the true amount that leaked, and was found dead in his pool a day or two later..?? maybe it's larger than anyone can comprehend.. the circle of life runs throught he ocean, birds eat fish and other organisms in the ocean, other animals eat birds and etc. does this wrap up the blue stains found? it's a possibilty.. but not a fact. fact is, the polar reversal in progress... I read yesterday that birds are affected by the earths polarity, this could also be a possibilty.. everything on earth is controlled by earths magnetic forces.. even our bodies. I truly believe we are living in the end of days.. when all the fish in the ocean will die and the sun will change... HARRP is a convenient excuse, so could a conspiracy too.. but why then are they killing creatures WORLDWIDE, not just in a targeted area? surely it's easier to target a few milliom, rather than a few billion? birds died in arkansas, fish too.. thousands.. then in france, turtle freaking doves.. where were the fireworks then? and why not every year over xmas? asia crabs washed up on the shores... something large is afoot and i have a feeling nobody is going to know until it's too late


I love this website, truly awesome and always keeps the mind going...

and BTW.... we have had NO incidents here in South Africa.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 06:28 AM
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this is being downplayed too hard.

it also seems like everybody is in a rush to forget about this and move on to other stories like the AZ shooting.

kind of how the california "contrail" story was downplayed and quickly forgotten.....



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 07:04 AM
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I am with you OP this is bull and I ain't buying the official malarkey.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 07:33 AM
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No disrespect to the situation with the Lady congressman, the child, and the others involved in the AZ shooting.

I am going on a limb here and maybe its nothing. I want your and everyone elses input.

The current state of affairs is that the FCC illegally pushed through net neutrality
(congress doesnt seem to mind)

We have the bird fish situation / storms / earthquake weirdness

Obama jumps out with net ID (how convienent that the shooter was on (some) ATS -surely a target of the ptb)

The shooting and we have gun laws standing by.

Hegelian D strikes again?

maybe I'm just reading too much into it.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 07:34 AM
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I agree,

You can't keep all of those ICONS up for longer than 9 day's otherwise it would just be clogged.

Second of all this has been going on since before the 1950's, if not earlier. Mass bird die off's have been happening for a long time. We were not aware of it that much before.

They are dieing off because we are killing them with our pollution. It doesn't take that much to kill of a bird.

Interesting theory though.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 07:45 AM
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As I stated in another post - I live in Beebe, Arkansas.

Every new years there are loads of rich people firing off huge fireworks and having a good-ole-time.

This year the fireworks were mild - to say the least.

If the fireworks is what did it, then why the hell don't we have mass die off's every single year?


It amazes me that people say "this is a natural occuance and happens all the time."

I've been alive almost 30 years, and I have never seen this before - nor do I remember it happening before.

My parents are near 60 and my grandparents are almost in their 80's - They have never seen this before.

If it's so common, then why have they never seen it?

People that say this need to use their "common sence" and think.

This is unusual and something strange going on.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 07:55 AM
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Friend,

Colleen Thomas, bless her SMOKIN good looks, is hardly a source. This poor woman is so fouled up it aint right.

The link you gave also listed Sorcha Faal as a source.

Not good.



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 07:55 AM
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Originally posted by RelentlessLurker
it also seems like everybody is in a rush to forget about this and move on to other stories like the AZ shooting.


You know, that thought has been in my head since that tragic event happened.
Not to dismiss such a gruesome thing,
but, what a way to distract the population.

Pick a nutjob who will be a perfect foil
to do the bidding...
and then the country won't be worried about
the "birds" anymore.

And think of the controls that can be introduced because of this "nut".

Apparently this creep hasn't said a single word since he has been in
custody. What a perfect "crazy" person, huh?
I have never heard of such discipline in a 22 year old paranoid, delusional schizophrenic before.
I will probably get flamed for this, but really?



posted on Jan, 10 2011 @ 07:59 AM
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maybe they are killing the brds and fish, to keep our eyes out of the sky..? appearently here In holland is alot stuff te hear and see in the night sky.





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