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"Mass bird deaths aren't uncommon. The U.S. Geological Service's website listed about 90 mass deaths of birds and other wildlife from June through Dec. 12. There were five deaths of at least 1,000 birds, with the largest near Houston, Minn., where parasite infestations killed about 4,000 water birds between Sept. 6 and Nov. 26."
According to Connect MidMissouri, "A KRCG viewer Jennifer Timbers called when she found about 30 dead Starlings in the middle of Rockridge Rd. near Frog Hollow in Cole County. In Missouri, at the time of the bird deaths, there was not any fire works, no colder than normal weather, or any explanation for 30 birds to fall dead. However, biologists are still saying that it is a natural occurrence in wildlife.
Jefferson County (KSDK) -- A NewsChannel 5 viewer called in late Saturday afternoon about more than a dozen dead birds, scattered on an overpass in Jefferson County, along Old Highway 21 and just south of Rock Creek Road. So, after getting out there ourselves to see the starlings, we called the executive director of the World Bird Santuary, Walter Crawford, and he explained what he thought the cause of this actually common fall-out could be. "You have an overpass there," he said. "A lot of
2 January 2011 Last updated at 10:15
Alcohol poisoning, not avian flu, killed Romanian birds
Birds that were thought to have died from avian flu in Romania instead apparently drank themselves to death.
Residents of Constanta in eastern Romania found dozens of dead starlings on the outskirts of the city on Saturday.
They alerted authorities, fearing the birds had died from avian flu.
But local veterinary officials decided the starlings had died after eating grape 'marc' - the leftovers from the wine-making process.
The head of the local sanitary and veterinary authority, Dvsva, told news agency Agerpres that analysis of the starlings' gizzards showed they had died from alcohol poisoning.
EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - First, it was Arkansas, then Louisiana, now hundreds of dead birds were spotted on an east Texas highway. The birds were found this morning on the highway 155 bridge at Lake O' the Pines. It was an unsettling sight for several morning drivers along the 155 bridge, over a hundred clumps of gray feathers lining the roadway. Dead coots.
"People see some birds on the bird maybe more than usual people get a little bit nervous and say wow maybe we've got something going on here," says Texas parks and wildlife biologist Charlie Muller.
The species is known as the American coot, or mud-hen. Audubon society member David Brotherton has studied them in Lake O' the Pines for years.
"This year we counted over 9-thousand of them on Lake O' the Pines they are a very common bird on the lake'" he says.
But why did they all die seemingly at once? Its a strange, but explainable occurrence. Game wardens say the coots stay together in large numbers and they were seen by the hundreds on the 155 bridge just a few days ago , the easy answer by the game wardens office, they were run over. The birds are easily startled, and fly low, over the bridge.
"The birds could have been spooked by a boat coming through that area, a bird of prey such as a bald eagle," Muller says.
Originally posted by Iamschist
reply to post by TribeOfManyColours
Your creative editing skills are impressive.
I don't want to think your hypothesis is even remotely possible.
The post seems a bit fearmongering to me, if you prove to be right, then I will be in error and as I fry in our global microwave, I will regret saying that.
edit on 12-1-2011 by Iamschist because: ack, spelling