posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 12:54 PM
I wonder if this is West Nile Virus popping up it head. This news article requests bird deaths be reported for testing so it is a possibility.
"Beginning Monday, May 16, the Mosquito Control Section requests that the public report sick or dead birds of the following species only: crows, blue
jays, cardinals, robins, and hawks or owls, plus clusters of five or more sick or dead wild birds of any species.
Bird specimens should have been dead for less than 24 hours and not appear to have died or been killed by other obvious causes. The collecting and
testing of virus-suspect wild birds may continue through the end of September, said Mosquito Control Administrator Dr. William Meredith."
Especially with some of the posts indicating the weather is particularly warm, and with such a wet season as we have had, maybe the mosquito
population is thriving?
"Weather conditions could also impact this year's West Nile numbers, whether found in wild birds, sentinel chickens or mosquitoes themselves, as
evidence suggests outbreaks might be more severe during abnormally hot years –"