USA : 5000 birds fall from the sky, most dead

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  1. pisean282311 profile image60
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    In a shocking incident in Arkansas, 100,000 drum fish washed up along the Arkansas river. Scientists say that a disease is likely to blame.
    On their own dead fish might not raise too many eyebrows. But a little more than 100 miles away, in Beebe, there was another animal mystery.
    Just before the stroke of midnight on New Year's eve, thousands of birds started falling from the sky.

    On roads, on roofs, on lawns, up to 5000 blackbirds fell within a one-mile area. Most of them were dead.

    Everybody is amazed at this happening. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says this phenomenon is not as unusual as it might seem.

    The likely culprit is a lighting strike or high-altitude hail, possibly even fireworks.

    Investigators say there is no connection between the dead fish and dead birds.

    No matter what the explanation for these odd events, some in Arkansas say 2011 is off to an ominous start. Last year we started it with floods. This year with birds.

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      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      here's an older story with drunken birds falling out of the sky

      http://www.asylum.co.uk/2010/06/02/drun … alian-sky/

  2. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I read about this. Sad and very strange!

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      too sad...5k is huge number...

  3. Don Ship profile image76
    Don Shipposted 7 years ago

    How did I miss this?
    5000 is just too MANY! Sad! sad

  4. Ign Andy profile image55
    Ign Andyposted 7 years ago

    I just read about this as well, the news spread worldwide. Very sad indeed.

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yes news does spread fast...

  5. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    The world does seem to be getting very wacky, more so then is normal anyway hmm

  6. simeonvisser profile image81
    simeonvisserposted 7 years ago

    The world is going to end next year anyway lol

    1. kirstenblog profile image77
      kirstenblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thats what they say. Too bad too because I am on track to earning a nice and respectable income from a few different sources this year and next year. Ah well good thing I don't really believe the world will end as such, could be time for a social change tho.

      1. pisean282311 profile image60
        pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        no no ...world is going to end in 2012...i got call from god...he said he is firm on decision smile...on serious notes...well world wont end till sun does exist and earth is suitable for life...humans species can end due to some natural disaster of highest level but i guess some species would still survive...

  7. Hugh Williamson profile image90
    Hugh Williamsonposted 7 years ago

    There have been bird kills before that were caused by putting down granular fertilizer on crop land in the winter -- then the birds feast on it. This could also tie into the fish kill.

    I haven't heard this on the media, it's just my guess.

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      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      it's mainly one species of bird or fish

  8. easyfreerecipes profile image58
    easyfreerecipesposted 7 years ago

    that is bizarre! i have never heard of birds falling from the sky but both reasons given seem plausible. in fact, hail came to mind before i even got to that part of your post. very interesting!

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      Baileybearposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      here's a few similar incidents in different countries over past few years  http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conse … -q1fd.html

      perhaps getting a massive fright & crash-landing?  Hail?

  9. Hoodala profile image54
    Hoodalaposted 7 years ago

    too bad they weren't pigeons!

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ?

  10. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Its happened now in Sweden - jackdaws have fallen out of the sky. Thousands of dead crabs have also washed up on the beaches in Kent, here in England

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … gland.html

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    cookingdivaposted 7 years ago

    I heard about it and found it so sad and strange. They were saying 1000 and now 5000, that is a huge numbers. I wonder if they know what happened truly?

  12. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Wildlife populations have been struggling in many parts of the world, so these large groups of fatalities may have a huge impact on some local ecosystems

 
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