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Are We the Bird Brains?

Updated on January 5, 2011
Dead Birds in Beebe, Arkansas
Dead Birds in Beebe, Arkansas
Dead Birds in Folkoeping, Sweden
Dead Birds in Folkoeping, Sweden

On new Years Day in Beebe, Arkansas, residents awoke to find thousands of Red Wing Blackbirds dead on their streets.

What could have caused these deaths?

On the morning of Wednesday January 5, 2011 in Folkoeping near Stockholm in Sweden, residents awoke to find Jackdaws dead on their streets.

What could have caused these deaths?

Well, according to Karen Rowe of the Arkansas Game and Fishing Commission, there is no mystery in Beebe. The birds in Beebe were woken at midnight by fireworks, being frightened and in the dark; they simply flew straight into the ground at 25 mph.

That is the official report.

A local Veterinarian in Folkoeping says that the deaths there could either be from fireworks or from the cold.

Now, to my knowledge, both birds and fireworks have been around for hundreds of years.

If these species of bird were prone to committing suicide, I think their predators would have picked up on that before now and already have made them extinct.

Sweden is always very cold in the winter. I was surprised that a veterinarian didn’t know that birds that cannot take the cold flew south in the winter.

Obviously the people making these reports think that these birds were not very bright. However, if they think that we will believe these reports, then they obviously consider us to be the real bird brains.

OK, these may be freak accidents and just a coincidence that they happened just after one another.

What concerns me is why they so quickly came up with these reports. Why do they want us to stop speculating or asking for explanations? What is it that they know and don’t want us to know?


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      3 years ago

      This is what we need - an insight to make evryeone think

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      Rhonda Musch 

      7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      Yea I saw this report on T.V it is a mystery. Great hub.

      Thanks for sharing it.

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      7 years ago

      I totally agree with you on this. I feel that there is something more behind these birds just merely falling to earth! Not to mention the story of the dead fish as well! It remains to be seen when the truth is told months from now or when the truth is covered just enough to reveal a partial truth. Thanks for the story!

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      7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      I think some of us wonder the same thing. provocative, to say the least. thanks for sharing.


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