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JessE 01-05-2011 04:48 AM

Dead birds falling from sky still mystify experts
 
Dead birds falling from sky still mystify experts

January 4, 2011 | 3:32 pm
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Scientists still don’t know what’s causing flocks of birds to drop from the sky in the South, even as several hundred more fell dead onto a Louisiana highway.
The puzzling phenomenon started on New Year’s Eve when thousands of blackbirds were found dead in central Arkansas. Townsfolk spent their holiday weekend removing the remains of between 4,000 and 5,000 dead red-winged blackbirds. Scientists have descended on the town, trying to find a cause for the mass die-off.
In the latest incident early this week, some 500 birds were discovered scattered on a rural road in Louisiana's Pointe Coupee Parish, 300 miles south of the Arkansas site. Officials there are stumped as to what caused the birds to plunge to their death.
Wildlife officials in both states were sending carcasses to researchers at the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis., and the University of Georgia. No one is yet connecting the two mass deaths, but the Audubon Society is closely monitoring the situation.
“Mass bird die-offs can be caused by starvation, storms, disease, pesticides, collisions with manmade structures or human disturbance,” says Greg Butcher, Audubon’s director of bird conservation. “Scientists are still investigating what happened to the birds in Louisiana and Arkansas, but initial findings indicate that these are isolated incidents that were probably caused by disturbance and disorientation.”
The birds that died –- red-winged blackbirds, common grackles, brown-headed cowbirds and European starlings –- are abundant species that flock together in large nighttime roosts during the winter months. Roosts can contain from tens of thousands to 20 million individuals or more, according to Audubon.
The U.S. Geological Service's website lists about 90 mass deaths of birds and other wildlife from June through Dec. 12. Five list deaths of at least 1,000 birds and another 12 show at least 500 dead birds.
The largest was near Houston, Minn., where about 4,000 water birds died between Sept. 6 and Nov. 26 from infestations of various parasites.
Red-winged blackbirds are among North America's most abundant birds, with somewhere between 100 million and 200 million nationwide, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, N.Y.
-- Julie Cart
One of thousands of red-winged blackbirds found dead in Arkansas this weekend. Credit: Stephen B. Thornton /Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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JessE 01-05-2011 04:50 AM

Fireworks may have caused Arkansas bird deaths

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US scientists believe fireworks may have caused thousands of birds to fall from the sky over an Arkansas town on New Year's Eve.
Karen Rowe, of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, said the red-winged blackbirds probably flew low to avoid explosions and collided with objects.
However, she stopped short of declaring the mystery solved, saying further tests on the dead birds are planned.
Officials say more than 3,000 birds fell over the city of Beebe.
The few that survived their fall stumbled around like drunken revellers, witnesses said.
Birds were "littering the streets, the yards, the driveways, everywhere," said Robby King, a county wildlife officer.
"It was hard to drive down the street in some places without running over them."
Initial laboratory reports said the birds had died from trauma, the AGFC said.
Residents reported hearing loud fireworks just before the birds started raining from the sky.
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"They started going crazy, flying into one another," said AGFC spokesman Keith Stephens.
The birds also hit homes, cars, trees and other objects, and some could have flown hard into the ground.
"The blackbirds were flying at rooftop level instead of treetop level" to avoid explosions above, said Ms Rowe, an ornithologist.
"Blackbirds have poor eyesight, and they started colliding with things."
Beebe police chief Capt Eddie Cullum said they were inundated with calls from residents who saw the birds fall.
Poisoning has been ruled out after several cats and dogs that ate the dead birds suffered no ill effects, he added.
However, another theory is that a violent thunderstorm could have disoriented a roost of blackbirds.
Tornadoes swept through Arkansas and neighbouring states on 31 December, killing seven people.
City authorities have hired a specialist waste disposal firm to collect the dead birds from gardens and rooftops, and remove them.

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bushweed 01-05-2011 04:56 AM

Its not so mystifying when you consider all the polluting shit humans pump into the atmosphere. Truly we are both the smartest and stupidest species on the planet...

JessE 01-05-2011 05:36 AM

MDE: Fish Kill Caused By Cold Stress

Thousands Of Dead Fish Wash Onto Bay Shores



POSTED: 7:14 pm EST January 3, 2011
UPDATED: 7:19 pm EST January 3, 2011


KENT ISLAND, Md. -- The Maryland Department of the Environment said that tens of thousands of small fish have died in the Chesapeake Bay due to the stress of the cold water.

MDE spokeswoman Dawn Stolzfus said reports of a fish kill started coming in last week from Calvert County and Kent Island.

Many 11 News viewers wrote in Monday to report that the fish had begun washing onto the shore.

Stolzfus said the types of fish that have died are menhayden, spots and croakers.

She said the fish usually swim to warmer waters before the severe cold weather that the area experienced in December. There is no word on why the fish didn't do that.


The MDE said it will let Mother Nature run its course to get rid of the fish and won't intervene.

Anyone who sees a fish kill should report it to the MDE at 866-MDE-GOTO. Stolzfus said the department does check them out to make sure the kill isn't caused by a pollutant.

MDE: Fish Kill Caused By Cold Stress - Baltimore, Maryland News Story - WBAL Baltimore

JessE 01-05-2011 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by bushweed (Post 81738)
Its not so mystifying when you consider all the polluting shit humans pump into the atmosphere. Truly we are both the smartest and stupidest species on the planet...

Hi Bush,
It would seem this sort of thing is not uncommon, especially recently. With reports from as far away as Brazil of similar occurances happening. Perhaps its time to take a closer look at our impact on the world around us...

wisp 01-05-2011 06:07 AM

Cchemtrails and Geo engineering.....

Its sad though as one must remember mineing.....
If the bird drops everyone get out..........
Hard to remember a sky without Trails init

JessE 01-05-2011 11:28 AM

La. has mass bird kill just days after Ark.

NEW ORLEANS – It isn't easy being a blackbird in the South.
First, New Year's Eve fireworks were blamed in central Arkansas for making thousands of blackbirds confused, crashing into homes, cars and each other. Then 300 miles to the south in Louisiana, power lines likely killed about 450 birds, littering a highway near Baton Rouge.
It's almost certainly a coincidence the events happened within days of each other, Louisiana's state wildlife veterinarian Jim LaCour said Tuesday. "I haven't found anything to link the two at this point."

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.

In Louisiana, the birds died sometime late Sunday or early Monday in the rural Pointe Coupee Parish community of Labarre, about 30 miles northwest of Baton Rouge. The birds — a mixed flock of red-winged blackbirds, brown-headed cowbirds, grackles and starlings — may have hit a power line or vehicles in the dark, LaCour said. Two dozen of them had head, neck, beak or back injuries.
About 50 dead birds were near a power line 30 or 40 feet from Louisiana Highway 1. About a quarter-mile away, a second group of 400 or more stretched from the power line and across the highway, he said.

Dan Cristol, a biology professor and co-founder of the Institute for Integrative Bird Behavior Studies at the College of William & Mary, said the Louisiana birds may have been ill or startled from their roost, then hit the power line.
"They don't hit a power line for no reason," he said.

In Beebe, New Year's revelers spent the holiday weekend cleaning up dead red-winged blackbirds. Some speculated that bad weather was to blame. Others said one confused bird could have led the group in a fatal plunge. A few spooked schoolkids guessed the birds committed mass suicide.

Officials acknowledged, though, they may never know exactly what caused the large number of deaths.
Cristol was skeptical of the fireworks theory, unless "somebody blew something into the roost, literally blowing the birds into the sky."
Wildlife officials in both Arkansas and Louisiana sent carcasses to researchers at the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis. and the University of Georgia.

LaCour said he didn't expect results for at least two or three weeks.

In 1999, several thousand grackles fell from the sky and staggered about before dying in north Louisiana. It took five months to get the diagnosis: an E. coli infection of the air sacs in their skulls.

"I hope things go faster than that," said Paul Slota, branch chief for the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis. He said necropsies of the Arkansas birds began Tuesday afternoon.

"If it isn't strictly trauma, it may take more time to get results back," he said. "When nothing shows up, you run the tests longer and let it incubate longer."

La. has mass bird kill just days after Ark. - Yahoo! News

british_hempire 01-05-2011 01:01 PM

I'm just waiting for the wild conspiracy theories to start, that tends to be the case whenever something unusual happens that doesn't have an immediate answer.

Nothing so strange as nature and while these deaths are unusual I doubt they are unnatural.

Near where I live we once had thousands of fish fall from the sky, they covered the school playing fields and adjacent fields, it was surreal. Turns out it was the result of a water spout out at sea picking the fish up and dumping them half a mile inland. I remember collecting fish and filling the freezer up with them, mostly plaice, some flounder, there were a load of conger eels too, those are nasty things.

REDEYE_420 01-05-2011 01:33 PM

I wonder if it has anything to do with the H.A.A.R.P project at all?

How many times has this happened before?

Just a thought. ;)

british_hempire 01-05-2011 02:08 PM

How could it have anything to do with HAARP? HAARP only affects the upper layers of the atmosphere, hence the name High Altitude Atmospheric Research Project. HAARP is a coldwar leftover, they wanted to affect the weather over Russia which is why the HAARP array points straight at Russia.

JessE 01-05-2011 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by REDEYE_420 (Post 81859)
I wonder if it has anything to do with the H.A.A.R.P project at all?

How many times has this happened before?

Just a thought. ;)

Hi Red,
There are a number of very interesting theories about this subject surfacing. H.A.A.R.P was the first thing that came to my mind in fact, but I had quickly discovered a few other theories as well which leave one very interested in this subject, regardless of ultimate official explanations.


Arkansas’ Birds Dead: Killed by HAARP’s Death Ray?

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Were the red-winged blackbirds so depressed by the economy they decided to commit collective suicide in protest? Or is government bird testing to blame. You decide.
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John Fitzpatrick, the Director of Cornell University’s Ornithology Lab, said a “washing machine-type thunderstorm” suddenly appeared in Arkansas and sucked the red-winged blackbirds up into its midst and spat them back out onto the ground. Fitzpatrick says this is the most likely explanation for the strange phenomenon of the black birds falling from the sky.
A little research on the Internet reveals that thunderstorms do suddenly appear in time and space. Random, quantum thunderstorms. Magical realism come to life.
That theory works until one considers that there were no reports of a storm over Beebe, Arkansas, where the birds fell from the sky like the frogs in P.T. Anderson’s “Magnolia.”
The other theory so far is that a high degree of “stress” (brought on by New Year’s fireworks or Arkansasians firing shotguns into the air) caused the blackbirds to take flight from their roost. It follows that they either all simultaneously had heart attacks then fell, or became so disoriented from the effects of the booms and flashes that they nose-dived onto streets, cars, houses, etc. But even if these arethe ultimate explanations, why is this the first we’ve heard of the theory? Someone needs to investigate who writes Fitzpatrick’s check.
Anyone who has ever watched the Fox show “Fringe” knows that disasters and strange phenomena always have a sinister government twist. The usual methods of scientific inquiry cannot explain such events. Religion cannot explain such events. And so it is left to more paranormal forms of inquiry to make sense of such phenomena. Anyone who has ever read Charles Fort’s paranomal classic “The Book of the Damned” will attest to the fact that science and religion sometimes don’t know shit. (Read “The Fortean Times” magazine for a regular dose of the anomalous paranormal so beloved by its namesake.)
Fort was a lateral thinker. For instance, he noted that in 1883 a strange light could be seen all over the night sky across the world. This was the year of the famous volcanic explosion of Krakatoa, and many scientific authorities and observers blamed the glow on the explosion. Fort was able to prove that the glow had actually preceded the explosion of Krakatoa. Does this prove a conspiracy? No. But it does suggest that scientists weren’t exactly honest or were just plain stupid.
Apply this lateral thinking to the dead birds and fish of Arkansas and at the very least we must question the scientific theories (remember, they are only theories) of university professors and government scientists. Fitzgerald’s “washing machine-type thunderstorm” becomes just as laughable as any conspiracy theory.
And what of the conspiracy theories already bubbling up around the dead birds and fish?
The bodies of the Arkansas’ dead birds were hardly cold before Alex Jones and other conspiracy theorists were blaming the government, the most likely explanation being HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program). HAARP is an experimental program conducting research into the ionospheric applications of high atmospheric technological applications, including missile detection, radio transmission, etc. (These are the admitted applications, remember.)
Much of the attention directed at HAARP has been drawn to the program’s IRI (ionospheric research instrument), which is capable of “exciting” certain areas of the atmosphere. The ionosphere, full of electrons, heavily influences the Earth’s electricity and radio transmission. And so HAARP’s research with the IRI has given rise to comparisons to Nikola Tesla’s Death Ray, causing many conspiracy theorists–including Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez—to believe that the IRI can cause earthquakes, storms, power outages, and on and on.
For many, it is not a stretch to assume the dead birds over Beebe, Arkansas were the victim’s of HAARP’s “Death Ray” and maybe even the fish, too.
Then again, maybe these creatures suffer from clinical depression, fried nerves or were sucked up into a washing machine thunderstorm as Fitzpatrick suggests.
Me? I’m waiting to hear what Hugo Chavez has to say.


Arkansas’ Birds Dead: Killed by HAARP’s Death Ray? | Death and Taxes

JessE 01-05-2011 02:17 PM

Some other interesting stories surrounding this topic from around the internet, though all of these should be taken with a grain of salt of course.

Top US Official Murdered After Arkansas Weapons Test Causes Mass Death

A shocking report prepared for Prime Minister Putin by the Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate (GRU) states that one of the United States top experts in biological and chemical weapons was brutally murdered after he threatened to expose a US Military test of poison gas that killed hundreds of thousands of animals in Arkansas this past week.

According to this report, John P. Wheeler III, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. from 2005-2008, when he became the Special Assistant to the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Logistics and Environment, was found brutally murdered and dumped in a landfill, and as we can read as reported by the Fox News Service:

“Delaware Police are investigating the apparent murder of a former Bush official who also championed the fund-raising effort to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. Wheeler’s body was found in Wilmington on Friday.
According to police, somebody initially reported that the body was dumped out of a refuse truck, which would have been coming from Newark, onto the landfill. Newark Police spokesman Lt. Mark Farrall told Fox News that nobody had reported Wheeler missing before he was found.
The Wilmington News Journal reported that Wheeler was last seen riding an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington, Del., last Tuesday.”
Wheeler’s military career included writing one of the most important manuals on the effectiveness of biological and chemical weapons which led to his being hired in 2009 as a consultant to the Mitre Corporation, whose aviation system development department, the GRU reports, is at the forefront of creating the computer command and control systems used by the US Air Force in their fleet of aerial spraying planes. [photo 2nd left]

These aerial spraying planes, this report continues, are based at the Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas that over the past few months have been involved with ‘test dispersants’ of poisonous gasses in the Afghanistan War Theater using chemical weapons stocks obtained from Iraq and held at the Pine Bluff Arsenal, also located in Arkansas.

Important to note about the Pine Bluff Arsenal, which calls itself “America’s Arsenal”, is that it is one of the World’s most specialized munitions and chemical-biological defense products and services bases which Russia had previously accused of not fully reporting the chemical agents removed from Iraq, between 2003 and 2008, and taken to the US for testing and subsequent destruction.
According to this report, the US relocated from Iraq to the Pine Bluff Arsenal an estimated 63,000 metric tonnes of the poisonous gas Phosgene that is described as one of the most feared chemical weapons ever used due to its ability to literally cause the lungs and respiratory system to explode.

Nearly immediately after Russia accused the US this past summer of not fully destroying Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stockpile the Pine Bluff Arsenal began an ‘accelerated’ disposal programme injecting it deep into the ground in central Arkansas, but which, unfortunately, since this past September, has caused over 500 minor earthquakes to occur raising the concerns of their local population.

More frightening, however, is the claim made in this report that the Americans have also begun shipping ‘massive quantities’ of Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stocks to Afghanistan where when used they will be able to say they had nothing to do with it, and believe no one will be able to prove it either.

Important to note about Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stocks are that they are no longer able to be made by any Western country, including the United States, which makes its value as a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) incalculable, especially in a war situation like Afghanistan where the enemy forces are firmly entrenched in hostile terrain.

To the direct reason for Wheeler’s murder, this report says, was this past week’s transport of Iraqi Phosgene poisonous gas aboard a US Air Force KC-767 tanker aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base enroute to Afghanistan that shortly after takeoff had a ‘critical malfunction’ of its aerial spraying computer directed command and control system over central Arkansas causing the deaths of thousands of red-wing blackbirds.
According to US reports an estimated 5,000 of these birds were killed outright and were quickly removed by US Environmental Services workers wearing hazmat suits and gas masks. Another US report states that cause of death to these thousands of birds was “trauma in the breast tissue, with blood clots in the body cavity and a lot of internal bleeding” which this GRU report states is consistent with Phosgene exposure.
Even more chilling than this incident is this GRU report stating that it was the second “accidental” release of Phosgene poisonous gas in as many days, as the day before, this same US Air Force KC-767 tanker aircraft also had a “critical malfunction” causing a release over the Arkansas River that killed over 100,000 fish.

Upon Wheeler discovering what was happening with Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stockpiles, this report continues, he traveled from his home in Delaware to Washington D.C. where he openly confronted and threatened to expose the Pentagon and White House Officials responsible. Being a Vietnam Veteran who was responsible for having the famous memorial to that war erected, Wheeler was more than knowledgeable about the United States massive chemical and biological attacks in that conflict and had vowed to not let happen again.

Sadly, but all too common in the United States these days, when Wheeler threatened to go public with what was happening he was targeted for death, and as a “sign” to anyone else thinking of going against the regime, had his body dumped in a garbage pit for all the World to see.
Today, another great American was murdered in an effort to save his country from destruction. Sadly, his death will go barely noticed; the American people seem no longer to care as they continue to seek their solace in their propaganda media lies rather than confronting the brutal truth about the monsters they have let rule over them.

For hundreds of thousands of other Americans they have become so disassociated with what is happening to, and around them, they have proclaimed May 21, 2011 as the day the World will end and are giving up everything in preparing to meet their God.

The great American Revolutionary leader Noah Webster once said, “Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country.”

The Americans living today have utterly failed to heed these words and have, instead, become just what their masters have always intended for them to be…imbeciles. May God have mercy on them all.

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Top US Official Murdered After Arkansas Weapons Test Causes Mass Death

b0b_b1tch1n 01-05-2011 02:32 PM

it is the beginning of the end :eek:

i blame the H.A.A.R.P project because IT IS STILL BEING USED AND TESTED

i dont care if its only upper layers of the atmosphere , it has to get there somehow and has to effect things in between

also they would want us to believe its only upper layers of the atmosphere , but that i dont trust or believe

then again , maybe my first comment was right , maybe it is the beginning of the END !

british_hempire 01-05-2011 03:34 PM

Christ, tin hat time or what? It takes a very paranoid and irrational mindset to immediately think of HAARP or secret govt conspiracies when something unusual occurs.

The explanation is 1000x more likely to be far less elaborate and suspicious, that is the rational viewpoint.

There's some glaring errors in that second piece:

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Important to note about Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stocks are that they are no longer able to be made by any Western country, including the United States, which makes its value as a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) incalculable, especially in a war situation like Afghanistan where the enemy forces are firmly entrenched in hostile terrain.
Utter crap, quite frankly. Phosgene is simple to make and is actually a by-product of a chemical process commonly used in the dye industry, thousand of tons of it are produced every year in chemical plants in the US and Europe as an unwanted by-product. Incalculable value? Rubbish, far more phosgene is produced and destroyed in chemical plants every year than was in the Iraqi stocks, phosgene is of marginal use today as it has vastly less effectiveness than many other poisonous gases, it was superceded by other substances before WW2 and Britain and the US had maintained stockpiles of mustard gas and other agents rather than phosgene - the US even took a shipload of mustard gas bombs to Europe just in case, the ship was bombed in Bari harbour in Italy in 1944 and many casualties occurred due to the release of gas.

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Nearly immediately after Russia accused the US this past summer of not fully destroying Iraq’s Phosgene poisonous gas stockpile the Pine Bluff Arsenal began an ‘accelerated’ disposal programme injecting it deep into the ground in central Arkansas, but which, unfortunately, since this past September, has caused over 500 minor earthquakes to occur raising the concerns of their local population.
Injecting it into the ground? That is not how phosgene is disposed of, it is reacted with ammonia to produce Urea which is then used as fertiliser. Why inject into the ground something that can be turned into valuable fertiliser through a very simple and cheap chemical process?

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Phosgene that is described as one of the most feared chemical weapons ever used due to its ability to literally cause the lungs and respiratory system to explode.
Rubbish, phosgene has a rating of 450 on the Haber lethality index and while this makes it more lethal than other poisonous gases such as chlorine, mustard gas and chloropicrin it is much less lethal than Sarin, Tabun, Vx and half a dozen others. Phosgene does not make the lungs and respiratory system explode, it blisters them and results in slow, painful suffocation.

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According to US reports an estimated 5,000 of these birds were killed outright and were quickly removed by US Environmental Services workers wearing hazmat suits and gas masks.
Hazmat suits and gas masks? Why would those be necessary if phosgene had killed the birds? Phosgene doesn't persist in the atmosphere very long, within a couple of hours it would be completely gone. This is largely why phosgene was hardly ever used as a poison gas on it's own, it had to be mixed with other gases, usually chlorine.

Has anyone bothered to study the weather at the time of these supposed phosgene incidents? Phosgene needs to be in a concentrated cloud to be lethal to humans and is very easily dispersed by wind, spraying it from a plane is precisely how not to use it, it has to be released in concentrated clouds. Why weren't people also affected? Why did no-one notice the smell of phosgene? If birds were dropping from the sky due to phosgene, you would smell the gas and be affected too as it would sink to the ground, being heavier than air.

Clearly whoever wrote that GRU report (if it even exists) knows nothing about poison gas warfare. The whole article seems paper-thin and barely credible, whoever wrote it didn't bother to do any fact-checking.

If the mainstream, credible media pick this up and run with it then there may be something suspicious behind these deaths, but if the level of coverage is of the standard of that piece then that strongly suggests it is a load of bunk.

Mother ShaBooBoo 01-05-2011 09:47 PM

I was coming back from Boronia station and there was freshly dead native bird on the ground today, And I didn't see any other natives flying around other than some crows, Which is unusual, as the place is almost deafening with Cockatoos and other bird life. Something weird is going on!

hempy 01-06-2011 12:43 AM

Well i think its a bit od that birds just fall out of the sky dead and in 2 country's science can try and find an explanation but often there just looking for any thing that can be used as the reason for it happening.

Are you really going to believe your governments explanation about what caused this i sure am not.

b0b_b1tch1n 01-06-2011 01:00 AM

if different governments are not resposible then id say we are all DOOMED ! :eek:

if its something natural thats gunna happen all over the world then id say anyone in a warm part of the world right now better cover or keep an eye on thier stink weed ,,,,

:eek: THATS IT ! they are after our crops !

Mother ShaBooBoo 01-06-2011 01:19 AM

I wonder if the rains in Queensland have something to do with weather weapons?

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hempy 01-06-2011 01:33 AM

I dont want to FREEK any of you out here but 2012 is a year away we all have 1 full year to party my advice is put away them indicas grow out some quality sativas and enjoy life.

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Even if its not the end game what have you got to loose by living life like it was your last year.

Resinfinger 01-06-2011 02:43 AM

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Originally Posted by hempy (Post 81992)
Even if its not the end game what have you got to loose by living life like it was your last year.

Wise words hempy!

JessE 01-06-2011 03:06 AM

The plot thickens? Dead birds found in Sweden, Kentucky

Veterinarian refuses to speculate on cause of death but is investigating




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Bjorn Larsson Rosvall / Reuters Rescue Chief Christer Olofsson holds a dead bird in Falkoping, Sweden on Wednesday. Residents of the Swedish town found 50 to 100 dead jackdaws on a Falkoping street. An investigation is currently underway to determine the cause of death.

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updated 1/5/2011 5:37:31 PM ET 2011-01-05T22:37:31

It isn't easy being a bird.

First, New Year's Eve fireworks were blamed in central Arkansas for making thousands of blackbirds confused, crashing into homes, cars and each other. Then 300 miles to the south in Louisiana, power lines likely killed about 450 birds, littering a highway near Baton Rouge.
On Wednesday, Kentucky wildlife officials said several hundred grackles, red wing blackbirds, robins and starlings were found dead last week in the western part of the state.

It's almost certainly a coincidence the events happened within days of each other, Louisiana's state wildlife veterinarian Jim LaCour said Tuesday. "I haven't found anything to link the two at this point."
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To add to the mystery, 50-100 jackdaws, a bird species in the crow family, fell dead in central Sweden late Tuesday night, English-language Swedish news website The Local reported Wednesday.
"We do not know what the cause is," Skovde police commander Tomas Ahlgren said. The birds fell in the city of Falkoping, which is southeast of Skovde.

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, Minnesota, where parasite infestations killed about 4,000 water birds between Sept. 6 and Nov. 26.

Mystery remains

In Louisiana, the birds died sometime late Sunday or early Monday in the rural Pointe Coupee Parish community of Labarre, about 30 miles northwest of Baton Rouge.

The birds — a mixed flock of red-winged blackbirds, brown-headed cowbirds, grackles and starlings — may have hit a power line or vehicles in the dark, LaCour said. Two dozen of them had head, neck, beak or back injuries.
Video: Second deluge of dead birds falls in Southeast (on this page) About 50 dead birds were near a power line 30 or 40 feet from Louisiana Highway 1. About a quarter-mile away, a second group of 400 or more stretched from the power line and across the highway, he said.

Dan Cristol, a biology professor and co-founder of the Institute for Integrative Bird Behavior Studies at the College of William & Mary, said the Louisiana birds may have been ill or startled from their roost, then hit the power line.

"They don't hit a power line for no reason," he said.
In Beebe, New Year's revelers spent the holiday weekend cleaning up dead red-winged blackbirds.
Some speculated that bad weather was to blame. Others said one confused bird could have led the group in a fatal plunge. A few spooked schoolkids guessed the birds committed mass suicide.
Video: Ark. birds died in mid-air, says official (on this page) Officials acknowledged, though, they may never know exactly what caused the large number of deaths.

Cristol was skeptical of the fireworks theory, unless "somebody blew something into the roost, literally blowing the birds into the sky."
Wildlife officials in both Arkansas and Louisiana sent carcasses to researchers at the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wis. and the University of Georgia.

LaCour said he didn't expect results for at least two or three weeks.

E. coli?

In 1999, several thousand grackles fell from the sky and staggered about before dying in north Louisiana. It took five months to get the diagnosis: an E. coli infection of the air sacs in their skulls.

"I hope things go faster than that," said Paul Slota, branch chief for the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin. He said necropsies of the Arkansas birds began Tuesday afternoon.

"If it isn't strictly trauma, it may take more time to get results back," he said. "When nothing shows up, you run the tests longer and let it incubate longer."
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is also trying to determine what caused the deaths of up to 100,000 fish over a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River near a dam in Ozark, 125 miles west of Beebe. The fish were discovered on Dec. 30.


Video: Massive fish kill deepens dead bird mystery (on this page) The commission expects results on the fish tests in probably a month. Disease may be the culprit, since almost all the fish were one species — bottom-feeding drum, the commission said.
Keith Stephens, a commission spokesman, said the events do not appear to be related. Both that section of the river and the air at the site of the bird deaths were tested for toxins, Stephens said.
As for the dead birds in Sweden, a county veterinarian would not speculate on the cause of their death, The Local reported. He was traveling to the site Wednesday to investigate.

"We will work quietly and methodically," he said.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources spokesman Mark Marraccini says someone called police about the discovery in Kentucky, and they alerted state officials.

Marraccini says tests performed on the birds ruled out diseases or poisons. He said the deaths could have been caused by weather or another natural event.

Plot thickens? Dead birds found in Sweden, Kentucky - U.S. news - Environment - msnbc.com

JessE 01-06-2011 03:15 AM

Dead Birds Fall From Sky In Sweden, Millions Of Dead Fish Found In Maryland, Brazil, New Zealand

Millions of dead fish surfaced in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay in the U.S., Tuesday, while similar unexplained mass fish deaths occurred across the world in Brazil and New Zealand. On Wednesday, 50 birds were found dead on a street in Sweden. The news come after recents reports of mysterious massive bird and fish deaths days prior in Arkansas and Louisiana.
The Baltimore Sun reports that an estimated 2 million fish were found dead in the Chesapeake Bay, mostly adult spot with some juvenile croakers in the mix, as well. Maryland Department of the Environment spokesperson Dawn Stoltzfus says "cold-water stress" is believed to be the culprit. She told The Sun that similar large winter fish deaths were documented in 1976 and 1980.
ParanaOnline reports that 100 tons of sardines, croaker and catfish have washed up in Brazilian fishing towns since last Thursday. The cause of the deaths is unknown, with an imbalance in the environment, chemical pollution, or accidental release from a fishing boat all suggested by local officials.
In New Zealand, hundreds of dead snapper fish washed up on Coromandel Peninsula beaches, many found with their eyes missing, The New Zealand Herald reports. A Department of Conservation official allegedly claims the fish were starving due to weather conditions.
While all three events are likely unrelated, they come after recent reports of mysterious dead birds falling from the sky in both Arkansas and Louisiana. Thousands of dead birds were found in Beebe, Arkansas on New Year's Eve, and a few days later, around 500 of the same species were found 300 miles south in Louisiana. A Kentucky woman also reported finding dozens of dead birds scattered around her home. In the days prior to New Year's, nearly 100,000 fish surfaced in an Arkansas river 100 miles west of Beebe. Officials are now saying that fireworks likely caused the Arkansas bird deaths, and power lines may be to blame for the death of the birds in Louisiana.
Some remain skeptical of the explanations. Dan Cristol, a biology professor and co-founder of the Institute for Integrative Bird Behavior Studies at the College of William & Mary, told the AP that he was hesitant to believe fireworks were to blame unless "somebody blew something into the roost, literally blowing the birds into the sky."
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Wednesday, officials in Sweden reported the finding of 50 dead birds on a street, suggesting that cold weather or fireworks were the likely culprit.
Bird deaths and fish kills at smaller numbers aren't all that uncommon, though the size and proximity of some of the recent events have led people to allege their relation, though officials deny the frequency of these wildlife deaths as being anything other than coincidence.
In August of 2010, tens of thousands of dead fish were reported washing ashore in two separate occasions, 200 miles apart on the East Coast.
CLICK HERE to let us know what you think caused the mass bird deaths. While many of the animals are undergoing tests that could take weeks to yield comprehensive results, some officials attest that the true cause behind these mysterious deaths may never fully be known.

Dead Birds Fall From Sky In Sweden, Millions Of Dead Fish Found In Maryland, Brazil, New Zealand

JessE 01-06-2011 03:18 AM

Dead birds fall from the sky in Arkansas, fish deaths reported worldwide. What is going on?



After a spate of unusual animal deaths, Melissa Bell asks the inevitable question, are we seeing the beginning of the Aflockalypse?
Dozens dead in Sweden, hundreds washed ashore in New Zealand. Is the world witnessing the end of days or is this just a case of coincidence fueled by wild speculation?
Ever since residents of Beebe, Ark., woke up on New Year's Day to thousands of blackbirds that had dropped mysteriously from the sky, other sudden animal deaths have been reported furiously around the world. In a nearby Arkansas town, thousands of fish washed ashore on Monday. On Tuesday, another 500 blackbirds were found dead in Baton Rouge, La.
Then the story went international. Sweden reported dozens of birds falling out of the sky and New Zealand reported hundreds of dead snapper washing ashore. The Chesapeake Bay has 2 million fish estimated dead.
Does this mean the Christian group spreading the word that the end is nigh -- very, very nigh -- is correct? The group's date for Judgment Day: May 21, 2011.
As AP reported most of the bird deaths occurred around Beebe, Arkansas, whose mayor was quick to laud the cleanup effort underway:
Mike Robertson, the mayor in Beebe, told The Associated Press the last dead bird was removed about 11 a.m. Sunday in the town about 40 miles northeast of Little Rock. He said 12 to 15 workers, hired by the city to do the cleanup, wore environmental-protection suits for the task.
(VIDEO: Bizarre bird mystery puzzles Arkansas officials)
The Capital Weather Gang was on hand to discuss the widely discussed theory that lightning caused the deaths, reporting that:
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is reporting the birds likely died as a result of booming noise, perhaps fireworks, in central Arkansas Friday. The noise may have incited a bird frenzy causing them to fly into houses and trees. The WSJ story states storms weren't in the area when the birds died. On the other hand, the radar shows storms departing the region between 9 and 10 p.m. central time. The birds reportedly started falling from the sky around 11 p.m.
There is a precedent for lightning-related bird deaths in Arkansas. According to the Associated Press, lightning killed ducks at Hot Springs in 2001 and hail knocked birds from the sky at Stuttgart in 1973 on the day before hunting season

Dead birds fall from the sky in Arkansas, fish deaths reported worldwide. What is going on?

JessE 01-06-2011 03:20 AM

One Hundred Tons of Dead Fish Wash Ashore in Brazil, Is It Related to Arkansas Dead Birds?

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Brazil is the first Latin American country to be hit by the bizarre wave of mass animal deaths in the world. Reports by the Federation of Fishermen of Paraná, Paranaguá indicate that at least one hundred tons of fish (sardine, croaker and catfish) have turned up dead since last Thursday, off the coast of Paraná.
On Sunday, representatives from the Environmental Institute of Paraná (IAP), the Secretary of State for the Environment and Water Resources (SEMA), took samples to try to figure out what might be killing the fish in such a large scale. A report will be released later today. No one has made a connection to these animals death and the thousands of dead birds in Arkansas.
Between Paranaguá and Guaraqueçaba regions, an estimate of 2,800 fishermen depend on the daily seafood.
“On Thursday we began to realize there were lots of dead fish. Only one community came to bury 15 tons. We are experiencing a very sad situation on the coast, ” said a local.
The city of Paranagua issued a press release warning that as a precaution, the sale of seafood will be temporarily suspended in the region.
“It is not forbidden, but we have oriented people to not purchase or consume these products to avoid any problems. There is no indication that someone has gone bad, ” said Captain Edson Olifeira Avila, the regional coordinator of Civil Defense in the Paraná region.
New Zealand, the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, Spruce Creek in Florida, and places in Maryland have reported hundreds of death fish washing up in shores. Dr. Mike, a reader at BlogPost.com, writes that dead fish have also been floating up on the Haiti/Dominican border, Sydney, and Wales.
Additionally, Sweden has reported hundreds of dead birds suddenly peppering the ground of the city of Falkoeping,
http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews....rds221q223.jpgand in the U.S. there are reports of separate incidents of hundreds of birds dying in the states of Louisiana, Maryland and Arkansas.http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews..../birds11q1.jpg

One Hundred Tons of Dead Fish Wash Ashore in Brazil, Is It Related to Arkansas Dead Birds? - Hispanically Speaking News

JessE 01-06-2011 03:22 AM

So we have dead birds and fish on a large scale in Sweden, New Zealand, Brazil and in several states within the U.S such as Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Kentucky and Maryland...

A weather balloon is the likely explanation for all of this I am thinking lol!

This is a very bizarre story, I would not be surprised to see it grow even stranger!

Kangativa 01-06-2011 03:33 AM

Not much happening here, saw a dead tortoise but I think he was hit by a car while trying to swim across the road:D

hempy 01-06-2011 03:40 AM

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PS think its a little od you over looked the massive change in the Atlantic current are you telling me you never saw the move THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW ?.

You guys ever heard of the chaos theory.

http://ssdesignsonline.com/coroplast...rgot_draft.JPG

JessE 01-06-2011 03:53 AM

Deaths of birds and fish en masse stir end-times theories

Bizarre reports of washed-up fish and downed birds have many people scratching their heads, and jumping to conclusions.

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2011-01/58616852.jpg Dead spot and croaker fill a shoreline in Stevensville, Md. Millions of the fish are believed to have died in Chesapeake Bay. Scientists blame the frigid water temperature. (Charles Poukish, Associated Press / January 6, 2011)



Reporting from Baltimore —

When the term "dead fish" became a top Google search Wednesday, soaring past the likes of Lindsay Lohan and leaving Justin Bieber in its scaly wake, it looked as if the end were near.
That's what everyone was saying, anyway.
After millions of tiny fish went belly up in Chesapeake Bay this week, much of the populace immediately dismissed the official scientific explanation (the water was just too darn cold). What made more sense, they reasoned?
The approaching apocalypse. Of course.
The troubling fish kill, coming as it did on top of reports of birds in Arkansas and Louisiana falling from the sky en masse, had some scratching their heads. And jumping to conclusions.
"Is American Wildlife Cursed?" AOL asked in a headline over a story that began, "Maybe it's time to start storing those emergency food rations." Conspiracy theories raged on blogs, Facebook and Twitter. People sent countless panicky tweets, including:
• "So they['re] blaming dead birds on loud noises and dead fish on the water being too cold.... Are we supposed to believe that?!?"
•"Between all these dead birds and fish around the USA, I think 2012 may be it after all, drink up gang."
Some were more to the point:
•"WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!"
Though officials in Maryland immediately explained what caused the deaths of millions of spot and croaker, people weren't willing to buy "cold-water stress" — not with so much other environmental upheaval underway.
First, in Arkansas, 83,000 dead drum fish washed up along the Arkansas River. Then, on New Year's Day over the small town of Beebe, about 100 miles from the dead fish, as many as 5,000 red-winged blackbirds fell to the ground, dead.
Alfred Hitchcock might have envied the austere shots of horror captured on film — all those still birds lying on highways, sidewalks and the brown grass of winter lawns. The cause of their deaths only deepened people's unease: blunt-force trauma.
Blunt-force trauma? What?
Then, a couple of days later in Louisiana, hundreds more birds — blackbirds, starlings, brown-headed cowbirds and grackles — expired in a similarly bizarre fashion.
Theories about how that could happen, not once but twice, flew faster than feathers. Hail. Lightning. Power lines. New Year's Eve fireworks.
George Washington University religion professor Paul Duff, who has studied the Book of Revelation and the apocalypse, didn't seem particularly alarmed about all this when reached for comment Wednesday. In fact, he wasn't even gathering food rations; he was catching up on work in his office.
"There has not been a generation that has not cried, 'The end is near,' " he said.
Duff said the disturbing nature of the wildlife deaths, combined with the unanswered questions behind some of them, create the perfect climate for a doomsday plot.
Even if all the poor birds and rotting fish portend nothing in the end, Duff has little doubt that the apocalyptically inclined will not drop their case.
"When they expect [doomsday] to come and it doesn't, they don't give up that belief," he said. "They'll just recalculate. And push [the date] forward again."

Deaths of birds, fish en masse stir end-times theories - latimes.com

hempy 01-06-2011 06:35 AM

Is the Arkansas/Louisiana mass bird kill an omen predicted by Nostradamus?
OCCULT VIEW » Blog Archive » Is the Arkansas/Louisiana mass bird kill an omen predicted by Nostradamus?

Bird, and Fish, deaths still unexplained
Kithra's Krystal Kave: Bird, and Fish, deaths still unexplained

Ouchie 01-06-2011 06:49 AM

Life on this Earth Just Changed: The North Atlantic Current is Gone

Nevil 01-06-2011 08:42 AM

http://www.davidicke.com/images/stor...13/birds_i.jpg

Cernunnos 01-06-2011 09:43 AM

That image tells a story eh. I read or heard somewhere that this man Dees was being forced to move out of Sweden due to what he does.

CheeseHunter 01-06-2011 10:05 AM

Does this happen every year when fireworks go off?No, (well not in the UK anyway)
Does this mean its the end of the world?? i doubt it....
Couldn't this just be a chemical poisoning in the fish which set of a virus among fish eating birds which has just spread to other aviation species?
More than possible with the oil spill earlier this year, if not the oil itself what chemicals/materials did they use to try and counter-act it?
I'm not a biological scientist but I'm thinking there would be a massive heath effect on all life in the gulf and surrounding areas where it spreads
Just a thought.......

C.H

biomasa 01-06-2011 10:09 AM

I don't see dead birds as anything new

read that from 1993 (Times to extinction for small populations of large birds)
http://www.pnas.org/content/90/22/10871.full.pdf

or better that from 2006 (Human impacts on the rates of recent, present, and future bird extinctions)
http://www.pnas.org/content/103/29/10941.full.pdf

in 2006 the news sites said:
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Birds are an indicator of biodiversity and quality of life. Conversely, the extinction of birds provides important information on the deterioration of environmental conditions.
don't worry, nature will fix it - somehow :confused:

we don't have many of the large fish left in our oceans - we won't have many of the birds in the future - bees are also dying...there are many examples

let's see what evolution makes of it

Mother ShaBooBoo 01-06-2011 07:05 PM

It looks like we might have had a small pole shift, This might explain what happened to the Birds and the fishes:

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Scientists say the magnetic north pole is moving toward Russia and the fallout has reached -- of all places -- Tampa International Airport.

The airport has closed its primary runway until Jan. 13 to repaint the numeric designators at each end and change taxiway signage to account for the shift in location of the Earth's magnetic north.

The closure of the west parallel runway will result in more activity on the east parallel runway and more noise for residential areas of south Tampa.

The busiest runway will be re-designated 19R/1L on aviation charts. It's been 18R/36L, indicating its alignment along the 180-degree approach from the north and the 360-degree approach from the south.

Later this month, the airport's east parallel runway and the seldom used east-west runway will be closed to change signage to their new designations.

The Federal Aviation Administration required the runway designation change to account for what a National Geographic News report described as a gradual shift of the Earth's magnetic pole at nearly 40 miles a year toward Russia because of magnetic changes in the core of the planet.



Source: The Tampa Tribune
Shift of Earth's Magnetic North Pole Impacts Tampa Airport -- U.S. News -- Sott.net

joshuahazen 01-06-2011 07:10 PM

I Just saw the article about Wheeler on abc primetime news last night. He was murdered, and his body was found at the garbage dump. On primetime news they said he was murdered there is an ongoing homicide investigation and they mentioned that he was a former pentagon official. They showed him he was caught on surviellence tape at a garage, looking for his car, he appeared to be disoriented and was carrying one of his shoes in his hand.

I have also been following the story about the birds. The fireworks explanation doesn't make sense. Blackbirds are just as common as fireworks on New Years Eve. If it really was fireworks how come it has never happenned before. It just doesn't add up. there are over 200 million redwinged blackbirds in the US and every major municipality has a fireworks show on new years, why have they never died like that before?

Putin says that he was murdered for the bioweapons project in Arkansas.

Perhaps there is some validity to his allegation

grinkeeper 01-06-2011 08:04 PM

FRACKING

watch the documentary GASLAND , the same thing was happening in this documentary movie

Gasland: A film by Josh Fox

hempy 01-07-2011 02:20 AM

Found these.

Why are the animals dying? Birds, fish wiped out in mysterious deaths
Why are the animals dying? Birds, fish wiped out in mysterious deaths

Thousands Of Fish Dead In Spruce Creek
Thousands Of Fish Dead In Spruce Creek - News Story - WFTV Orlando

Dead birds on bridge is a natural occurrence
UPDATE: Dead birds on bridge is a natural occurrence - KTRE.com Lufkin and Nacogdoches |

Is Mass Bird and Fish Die Off Connected to Government Testing?
Is Mass Bird and Fish Die Off Connected to Government Testing?

quinxstar 01-07-2011 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Nevil (Post 82091)

great pic

in a bad world

Nevil 01-07-2011 10:51 AM

It's the end of the world as we know it.
N.


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