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Weirdness in Dixie

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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 01:22 PM
reply to post by TheRedneck

I live in central alabama for about 2 decades and I remember at least 3-4 separate episodes of 2-3 inches of snow here. Now, mind you only two were deep enough to torture the cat walking through it... hopping technically but still sooooo funny.

But, it does still feel weird. Maybe we are just getting paranoid. As to the birds some just don't leave central Alabama. I am not sure WHERE they go exactly but I see all types all winter long. The snow/cold may have thrown their radar off too...

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 01:22 PM
reply to post by OneisOne


thanks for setting me straight...

up to 12" in hawaii, that can't be normal??

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 01:29 PM

Originally posted by gunner50cal
howdy redneck. i live in northern colorado so the snow isnt unusual but what you say about the birds is, cause the same thing is happening here. there are birds here now you never see unless its spring . i have lived here my entire life and am an avid outdoorsman and proud redneck myself. i notice these things, and pay close attention to my environment. i usually dont feed the birds but i have to now because every thing is coverd in snow and they are in bad shape. if you have any spare bread crumbs , corn meal or bird seed please feed them . they are stressed and need our help .

birds are not the only species doing this.
u mentioning spring brought up something
I noticed this whole winter.

i have seen a huge increase in the amount
of lady bugs in the dead of winter. Normally,
i don't see these until spring. But in some locations
I can go to a window sill and see hundreds.
Some are clumped together and moving and
others are dead. I think mother nature is
trying to give us a warning here of something
about to happen.

Some even use the activity of ant beds to
predict rain fall. They will built higher walls
around the opening to their home right before
a big rainfall in preparation for the excess
flooding going to occur.

i think we should take notice of mother natures
hints here.

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 01:40 PM
reply to post by boondock-saint

I have had three lady bugs in december alone come out of no-where into my room... I've seen a praying mantis too.

It does seem a little weird these are out in the dead of winter...

During October I saw birds migrating north, which disturbs me a little - these types - i dunno what they are - always go south in october when i usually see em....

In florida here. Freezing. Busted rump on ice @ gas station this morning.

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 01:58 PM
reply to post by TheRedneck

Ok, I live on the south coast of england in Bournemouth. It is almost 8pm here, rainy, dark and cold.

I was walking to work (just had to nip into an internet cafe to report this!) and there was a young couple stood on the pavement staring up into a tree. As I got nearer to the tree/couple I understood what they were staring at.

There was a symphony of bird song. Like the kind you get in the morning. The kind you get on a hot spring morning. Must have been a good 10+ of them too! How weird!

What is going on??

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 02:02 PM
reply to post by Tasty Canadian

I'm sure people are paying more attention. I always watch the birds. And for a while there (after the incident in Beebe), I saw none. One of the things I look forward to in the morning are the sounds the birds make. Even crows are welcome to my ears. For almost a week after New Years Day, I didn't hear anything. It was really depressing.

I have never seen mockingbirds back so soon. I don't think our robins left. I don't know if it has anything to do with their wintering grounds being fouled by the oil or not. As soon as I noticed they were back, I started feeding all of them. We're still under snow cover here in TN too, so I'm trying to help the regulars and the ones that are back early.

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 02:05 PM
reply to post by EssenSieMich

I totally agree with you. The polar shift is happening right now. The world government's leaders all have to know about it. They just aren't telling the citizens straight out via the main stream media to prevent mass panic.

Everything is getting worse on our planet. The floods, the erupting volcanoes, the earthquakes deep underground all over the world, the disease, the hateful nature that mankind has displayed, its all escalating so fast.

At least we all know that honestly, the world that we live in won't be inhabitable comfortably if not at all in the near future. We have the resources to make our own individual lives be the best they can be until then.

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 02:10 PM
reply to post by Libertygal

Cool...don't think I've ever seen a catbird around here,,,really sweet looking bird and such a pretty singer! But that's not the bird. This one's more reddish-grey and like a puffball. I'll get a pic today if I can. The two who were hanging out this week almost seemed out of energy and sick. I watched but never caught them flying away.

reply to post by kosmicjack

Too bad most of us don't have ice skates and sleds...haha. I have a snow shovel I brought down from NY 20 years ago and have used mainly for mulch all this time. Everyone's been borrowing it all week. Half the people here have never seen one!

Hmm...looked those up, and that's not it either. We do have a lot of those. Thanks. I'm going to venture out later too...still haven't left the!

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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 02:24 PM
Something is definitely up. I've been watching the few birds I've seen here in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and they seem to be behaving strangely. I've seen them struggling to fly in formation and basically flying around like they are intoxicated.

I also believe the government knows something they are not telling us.

On a related note, didn't someone post a thread in the past couple of months that their roommate or a friend of their roommate's (who works for the CIA I think) informed them they should stock up on food and supplies due to something happening in a few months? All of this talk concerning the weather patterns, increasing food costs and energy costs made me recall that thread but I can't seem to find it anywhere.
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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 02:44 PM
I'm in SC myself. We've been able to go outside today for the first time since early on Monday. I don't know what in the world is going on, but I know that there's talk of an especially strong La Nina, which might help explain it.

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 02:47 PM
reply to post by harrytuttle

Hey fellow Oregonian, I did not know!
Funny you should mention the ducks, maybe they were upset at Auburn.

But seriously, just last night at midnight I heard Geese flying over, heading East?
I thought this was odd in January, and I can't recall ever hearing them this time of year.


posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 03:12 PM

Originally posted by redzareptile
reply to post by TheRedneck

Srange days indeed my redneck friend! It snowed six inches here in NW Washington state last night then melted away by noon today... Crazy weather all over! I read somewhere that only Florida was the only state in the lower 48 not to have snow!

Stay warm!

hey there, i can verify that southwest FL is mighty chilly but still snow-free. Been here 20+yrs and we have had snow 3 times before. Tampa region, late 80s and twice in the 90s ... oddly though, redneck is seeing plenty of birds, yet we have next to none. They should be everywhere this time of year.

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 03:27 PM
reply to post by Tasty Canadian

howdy tasty, i dearly love to watch my birds espcially in winter. i used to be an avid hunter spending countless hours outdoors. so i can honestly say the bird patterns and behaivior they are exibiting are in no way normal this time of year , nor in any of the last 49 years ive lived here. i just wish to encourage everyone to give them food . the birds here are diggin it, and are very hungry and stressed.

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 03:36 PM
reply to post by speculativeoptimist

Funny you should mention the ducks, maybe they were upset at Auburn.

And we have a winner folks !

Nevertheless , ROLL TIDE
Auburn Tigers

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:27 PM
Here at the Australian east coast our typical warm sunny summer has not made much of an appearance. Instead we have had cool, overcast wet weather & as you all know LOTS of rain. The rain in Queensland has stopped, but now the East coast ground is completely saturated & with 2-3 months of wet conditions to come I think this is not over. We are starting to see tropical rain sytems developing to the north, these can turn into cylones pretty easy & even if they dont hit the mainland the potential damage from rain is pretty scary with the situation we have now. The dams that act as flood water buffers are at 100%. The weather experts are saying this is the strongest La Nina on record, & it has followed the strongest El Nino event that causes the exact opposite, hot dry conditions. We have just emerged from a prolonged drought. Whether this is cyclical I don't know, but there appears to be a pattern emerging where we swing violently from extreme E lNino to extreme La Nina.

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:37 PM
reply to post by mhinsey

Take a look at this, I find this interesting >>> ... "Sun rises 2 Days early" It's in a particular place, but has this also happened anywhere else on Earth. This would confuse Birds and seasons... Just a thought though

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:56 PM
Usually the birds know when its time to migrate -- if they do so early it is because the season is going to change early. I believe you can tell what is going to happen with the weather by watching the birds, insects and even large animals. I am not so sure this time around.

All this activity with the birds might mean that this cold winter will actually end early, or it might just be that the magnetic poles are fluctuating and confusing the hell out of the critters that are sensitive to it.

If the early arrival of sunlight to Greenland means the actual physical axis of the earth is moving; well then I don't have a clue what the outcome will be.

I guess after a hundred warnings from a hundred different sources to "stock up' maybe that is just what we should be doing and get ready to hang on for a bumpy ride. I've thought about it over and over and haven't gotten the extra beans laid away, but I think I just might.

On the other hand, something inside me has me thinking about all the stuff I should be doing to get ready for this year's garden. My bones are tellin me that spring is just around the corner.
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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 05:05 PM
pardon me, but I havent read through all the pages of this thread yet.
I posted in another thread some time back about the strange behavior of birds. I noticed they were trying desperately to get INTO my house or garage exterior vents. Even the real big brown woodpeckers, too.

You folks getting the cold shots, not only stay warm, but please remember your pets or livestock in such extremes.

Yeah, that IS strange ducks flying north when in fact they normally head south.

We had some serious ice where Im at (N CA foothillS)

I also noticed something about the media. when we recently had a huge cell off the N coast (near Oregon) you folks remember......That cell was not only huge but it did not seem to move in a matter of a few days. That is strange right there, PLUS, the news media were acting all excited when they were talking about it. Watch the media....For instance, when we see "Northern Lights" far below where it should be, the media will get all "excited" and let everyone know how "fantastic show" it will be -- blah blah.

The Bay ARea during thanksgiving had a freeze which can be pretty unusual.

THanks redneck for posting this thread---BTW love yer hat

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 05:12 PM
I live in Portland, Oregon. This time of year we're usually up to our ankles in snow - but today it's actually blue skies (a true rarity for pdx), and so warm I'm in just a long sleeve w/ no coat. Pole shift say what?

posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 05:56 PM
I live way up in northern Maine. Usually by this time of year, the snow is at least a few feet deep on the ground. We have about 2 inches now! That is all. I have only had to have my driveway plowed once so far this winter and that was only for about 5 inches of snow. Every other time it has snowed this winter has only been an inch or so. Then the temperature has been going above freezing quite often and what little snow we get melts. Normally, January and February temperatures are really cold, usually well below zero. I don't think it has gotten below zero yet this winter. So while other areas are getting strange cold weather and snow, I am getting strangely warm weather and not enough snow.

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