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Confused Birds headed North West?

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posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 11:49 PM
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I really can't tell the difference between black birds and crows. Whichever they are, they are huge, and we get a lot of them. Anyways, I have seem this same behavior for decades. They get into what I call tizzy fits and it is amusing to watch.

Oh and here is an amusing short tale.... It shows how psycho those huge birdies can get... I have seen downright frightening, hostile behavior from those buggars. Once my kitty caught one, and it was still alive and very noisy. I ran over to see what she was up to. My little toddler was on the swings right next to my kitty. The birds all swooped down mid air around the swing set. Many flying at face level to me and my daughter and squawking right up in our faces. I said to my kitty in a very nervous tone, "Crystal, you better let that bird go.". And out of fear, she most certainly did. I felt like I was in an Alfred Hitchcock movie. LOL...




posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 11:59 PM
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Originally posted by ISis12RA12ELohim
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I made a thread about this very same thing AND posted a video, it just seemed so unusual to me, their behavior, I took the video below, after 3 days of this activity, let me know if what you saw is anything like the video I took:



Here is the link to my thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...


Actually in my experience earlier today, the geese were flying almost in a circle... where as yours all seem to be going in one direction, mine were like being spun about a drain, before finally forming up a V formation and heading northwest



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 12:02 AM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka

Originally posted by ISis12RA12ELohim
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I made a thread about this very same thing AND posted a video, it just seemed so unusual to me, their behavior, I took the video below, after 3 days of this activity, let me know if what you saw is anything like the video I took:



Here is the link to my thread: www.abovetopsecret.com...


If i might be so bold i think the word you are looking for is "vortex" they looked like they were flying in a vortex, not linear,,

Actually in my experience earlier today, the geese were flying almost in a circle... where as yours all seem to be going in one direction, mine were like being spun about a drain, before finally forming up a V formation and heading northwest



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 12:42 AM
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Yeah I would say they were a vortex like formation as they spun around that drain.



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 12:47 AM
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What drain,, and what was it made of,, was it circular? etc...



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 01:00 AM
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It's a metaphor... the birds were circling in what looked like they were spinning around a drain, being spun out of it and then flying back into it.



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 01:03 AM
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Picture an old fasioned spinning wooden top,,, used to twirl,,, did it look like they were following that "stick" sticking out of the top?



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 01:20 AM
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That's really hard to say... it is now about 8 hours hence.

I will say it wasn't just one spiral line of birds, much a galaxy may have many arms, or water going down a drain may also appear this way, there were different groups all circling.



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 01:33 AM
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Sorry dont know how too do pictures

go here if u wish pick one


brbl-images.library.yale.edu...

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posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 01:48 AM
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This certainly is a great topic that suggests something big is going to happen. You can see it through the increase in natural disasters, animals, and some experts even say that solar formations affect how we think hence the increased hostility world-wide.

Well I can certainly say that we live in some great times!



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 09:49 PM
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An incident on RSOE EDIS in Mt Vernon, Indiana USA regarding a "massive bird invasion".




Officials in Mount Vernon are struggling to stay on top of a massive bird invasion. They say there are at least 50,000 birds living in the area. Officials have now set up a bird committee, headed up by water department head Chuck Gray to get rid of the birds by spring. Gray is using chargers that make loud noises, chargers that shoot out sparks to chase the birds, and even a bird cannon. He says the measures are working to clear out the pesky crows, but now blackbirds are a new problem swooping in on the east end of town. Gray says he's not surprised that all kinds of birds keep picking Posey County to land. "They basically have an unlimited food supply, with the trash cans, the 55 pound burn bins we use for trash cans in town, and then we have corn on one side and soybeans on the other side." Resident Edward Lowery says he's glad to hear the city is taking measures to clear the birds out, but he thinks they need to be moving faster. He says in the past three months, blackbird droppings have covered his back patio and the incessant chirping has kept him awake at night. One of his neighbors, Chris Cartwright, agrees. Cartwright says, "It's a health hazard, you know the children they go outside and play, and they get into the bird droppings and everybody knows birds carry diseases." That's why she says she's happy to hear the bird cannon boom, and hopes it will bring some much needed relief, and soon. City officials say it's not really feasible to kill the birds because they would need to be shot down in mass and then cleaned up, making it both messier and more expensive.


It's being suggested that this happened because they have an unlimited food supply & the committee they formed is to figure out how to get rid of them. Are they not wondering what caused them to even go there in the first place and why they aren't leaving? Something stranger than an 'unlimited food supply' is going on. I mean how often do areas need to form a bird committee due to a mass invasion?



posted on Feb, 15 2011 @ 10:05 PM
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Hunka, I saw this same behavior Saturday in Atlanta with some geese. They seemed totally disoriented and were flying funny...sloppy almost. In addition, the hawks seem to be having trouble navigating for the past three days. They almost seem as if they're having trouble staying in the sky. Instead of their usual graceful circles, wings spread wide, they're acting almost drunk and flapping their wings, almost like the babies when they're learning to fly, but these aren't babies. Whether this is some sort of updraft weather thing or what I don't know, but I watch the hawks daily and have never seen anything like it. This on top of the strange crow and red-winged blackbird behavior is all really starting to worry me.



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 03:38 AM
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So are all the birds fleeing the mid-west US? Is there anybody in that area who can report a bird shortage?



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 09:21 AM
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Originally posted by onthelookout
An incident on RSOE EDIS in Mt Vernon, Indiana USA regarding a "massive bird invasion".




Officials in Mount Vernon are struggling to stay on top of a massive bird invasion. They say there are at least 50,000 birds living in the area. Officials have now set up a bird committee, headed up by water department head Chuck Gray to get rid of the birds by spring. Gray is using chargers that make loud noises, chargers that shoot out sparks to chase the birds, and even a bird cannon. He says the measures are working to clear out the pesky crows, but now blackbirds are a new problem swooping in on the east end of town. Gray says he's not surprised that all kinds of birds keep picking Posey County to land. "They basically have an unlimited food supply, with the trash cans, the 55 pound burn bins we use for trash cans in town, and then we have corn on one side and soybeans on the other side." Resident Edward Lowery says he's glad to hear the city is taking measures to clear the birds out, but he thinks they need to be moving faster. He says in the past three months, blackbird droppings have covered his back patio and the incessant chirping has kept him awake at night. One of his neighbors, Chris Cartwright, agrees. Cartwright says, "It's a health hazard, you know the children they go outside and play, and they get into the bird droppings and everybody knows birds carry diseases." That's why she says she's happy to hear the bird cannon boom, and hopes it will bring some much needed relief, and soon. City officials say it's not really feasible to kill the birds because they would need to be shot down in mass and then cleaned up, making it both messier and more expensive.


It's being suggested that this happened because they have an unlimited food supply & the committee they formed is to figure out how to get rid of them. Are they not wondering what caused them to even go there in the first place and why they aren't leaving? Something stranger than an 'unlimited food supply' is going on. I mean how often do areas need to form a bird committee due to a mass invasion?



Just a FYI. Their latitude/longtitude co-ordinates are a little out.


37° 55.936 87° 53.702 leads to NW China
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posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 09:45 AM
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Originally posted by OptimisticPessimist

Originally posted by onthelookout
An incident on RSOE EDIS in Mt Vernon, Indiana USA regarding a "massive bird invasion".




Officials in Mount Vernon are struggling to stay on top of a massive bird invasion. They say there are at least 50,000 birds living in the area. Officials have now set up a bird committee, headed up by water department head Chuck Gray to get rid of the birds by spring. Gray is using chargers that make loud noises, chargers that shoot out sparks to chase the birds, and even a bird cannon. He says the measures are working to clear out the pesky crows, but now blackbirds are a new problem swooping in on the east end of town. Gray says he's not surprised that all kinds of birds keep picking Posey County to land. "They basically have an unlimited food supply, with the trash cans, the 55 pound burn bins we use for trash cans in town, and then we have corn on one side and soybeans on the other side." Resident Edward Lowery says he's glad to hear the city is taking measures to clear the birds out, but he thinks they need to be moving faster. He says in the past three months, blackbird droppings have covered his back patio and the incessant chirping has kept him awake at night. One of his neighbors, Chris Cartwright, agrees. Cartwright says, "It's a health hazard, you know the children they go outside and play, and they get into the bird droppings and everybody knows birds carry diseases." That's why she says she's happy to hear the bird cannon boom, and hopes it will bring some much needed relief, and soon. City officials say it's not really feasible to kill the birds because they would need to be shot down in mass and then cleaned up, making it both messier and more expensive.


It's being suggested that this happened because they have an unlimited food supply & the committee they formed is to figure out how to get rid of them. Are they not wondering what caused them to even go there in the first place and why they aren't leaving? Something stranger than an 'unlimited food supply' is going on. I mean how often do areas need to form a bird committee due to a mass invasion?



Just a FYI. Their latitude/longtitude co-ordinates are a little out.


37° 55.936 87° 53.702 leads to NW China
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I'm not understanding....so this actually happened in China even though it says Mt Vernon Indiana in the event description?



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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OP, I have seen the behavior you describe many times in my youth (I actually stoped paying attention to it since it happened every year by the end of the winter). Birds would gather in very large groups and seem to fly in circle above an aera for a kinda long time before deciding to go in a specific direction.
I always thought it was a way to make a pause during their migration, to gather other birds from the aera (especially when they're very noisy) or to go hunt for food (most birds stay here while others go get their food).
But it's true than reading all your reports of strange birds makes me kinda perplex...




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