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THE BIRDS-WHY

Updated on January 9, 2011

INTRODUCTION-LET THERE BE LIGHT

Fellow hubbers and other readers I tried to publish this hub with only the section below. This section contains the "light" of my idea on recent bird deaths.

While, like my political hubs, this is my opinion it is based on scientific facts. I don't claim to be the only human capable of postulating a scientific theory on this phenomenon, but I wanted to pass my thoughts along to you with a minimum of verbiage. It seems this is not the forum for doing so.

Here I am writing an introduction and a conclusion so I hopefully have enough verbiage to satisfy the Hub Page Poo Bah requirement for enough content. Remember the message is contained in the  "DISORIENTATION" section. This is the light of my thoughts on the subject!!

DISORIETATION

The recent spate of birds apparently committing suicide has made a splash in many quarters. There are many conspiracy theories circulating as well as many inane explanations that really don't make much sense.

I saw a story this morning that is a possible explanation of this bird mystery.

It seems the magnetic North pole is shifting about 40 miles/year towards Russia. Since birds use this magnetic orientation for navigation this shift in the Earth's magnetic field may well be responsible for the "mysterious" bird deaths being observed worldwide.

That it short but sweet!!!!!!!!!!

CONCLUSION-MAGNETIC FIELD SHIFT

 I will once again repeat the Light of my theory!!!!

 

THE RECENT BIRD DEATHS ARE DUE TO THE SHIFT IF EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD IN MY HUMBLE OPINION!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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      moneycop 6 years ago from JABALPUR

      yes i do agree...as it was also depicted in the movie'the core'

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Phoebe Pike

      From the reports of the birds in Arkansas, they died of blunt force trauma, or in other words they flied full speed into the ground. I believe it was their confusion due to shifting poles that caused this.

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      Phoebe Pike 6 years ago

      But would that be enough for death?

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Phoebe Pike

      The shifting of poles for ultimate pole reversal causes instances of wide fluctuation in field strength of Earth's magnetic field. I think that during these times the animals that use this for navigation would be literally and figuratively "lost" and bewildered.

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      Phoebe Pike 6 years ago

      Interesting theory. But it's been proven that animals sense changes and tend to migrate away from impending weather changes. So why wouldn't the birds do what they always do in extreme weather?

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Wayne,

      The PBS show NOVA said it impacted all animals except humans.

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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      I believ I heard that runways at the Nashville Airport had to be shutdown while the new compass orientation was applied to them. The shift had finally impacted a 10 degree error in the markings. If the birds can sense it and they must, the effect must be a weird one. I wonder if it has any impact on dolphins? WB

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Vladimir,

      You raise ans intriguing possibility. Putin is a very dark soul!!!!!!!!!!

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      Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Tom, Soviets worked on magnetic fields a lot. They wanted to control weather on West as a weapon. What do you think, Tom?

      Since Russian changed the coats it does not mean they changed the hearts.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      dahoglund,

      Thank you for your comment.

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      About as likely as anything I have heard so far.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Tim,

      I'm surprised I haven't heard this before!!!!!

      Thank you for your comment.

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      TimBryce 6 years ago

      No, blame it on Bush. Heck, the Dems have blamed him for everything else, why not one more.

      All the Best,

      Tim

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop,

      Al's a definite possibility. I know he makes me tear my hair out!!!!!!!!!

      Thank you for your comment!!!!

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      That's as good an explanation as any. Personally, I think the birds killed themselves because of Al!

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Harvey,

      Magnetic strength of the poles is in constant flux. The fact that it happened last Century doesn't let magnetic strength off the hook.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      eovery,

      There is some merit to your theory. The sight of Al Gore drove them insane.

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      Harvey Stelman 6 years ago from Illinois

      Tom, This has happened 16 this with birds, or fish in the last century or so. It will happen again, why is not know. Good try though.. H

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      eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      I blame it on the global warming theorist. The birds were told that we are warming up, so they did not go as far south. Then with the warm day, on the 30th (65-76), they headed north, then when the next day turned cold (below freezing) the birds froze.

      They global warming theorist are to blame for lying to the birds. How dare they!!! Murderers.

      No, to a serious fact. It was very warm (70;s) in Missour on the 30th, for I was in Branson, and was driving home that day. On the 31st, the wind change from the south, and come from the north, and dropped really fast in temperature. No one has mentioned this any where. I have a feeling this had something to do with it.

      Keep on hubbing!

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Gypsy Willow,

      Thank you for your complimentary comment.

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      Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      I read about this only this morning. Your theory makes good sense. Poor birds.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pamela,

      The original theory of New Years Eve fire works made sense before I knew it was world wide occurrance. I think the magnetic fields make sense for now.

      Thank you for your comment.

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Tom, It is such a strange occurrence and you may have it right. I thought of rough high winds, ice storm, lightening and your theory makes more sense. Keep on hubbing.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Dusty,

      According to the NOVA show this is almost all animals except humans even though humans have magnatite in their brains.

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      50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

      Just think if the seagulls of the California shoreline rained down or the pigeons of NYC, what a multitude of birds that would be.

      Tom didn't read, are these migratory fowl? or just a breed that hangs year round? To me that would make a huge difference in what future occurrences we might see, 50

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Dusty,

      The conspiracy theories are OK but I can't blame God when he has given us knowledge of science to speak his language!!!!!

      Thank you for your comment!!!

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      50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

      Tom, you've got a good scientific explanation but I love a good conspiracy theory that the government is behind instead; or will it be blamed on God and end time events, by the christian crowd of doom?

      Good hub, dusty

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Thank you for your complimentary comment jayjay40!!!!!!!!!

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      jayjay40 6 years ago from Bristol England

      Good theory and it makes sense. Well done

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      FlorMoppr,

      The blunt force trauma suffered by the bird is explained by the diving into the ground. I know of no association between this trauma and microwaves. I was wondering about ultrasonic waves but the magnetic field shift satisfies my curiosity for now.

      Than you for your comment!!!!!!!!

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Jolly Rogero

      According to link in my answer to msorenson the explanation is the same for birds and fish.

      Thank you for your comment!!!!!!!!!

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      FlorMoppr 6 years ago

      In autopsy, the birds' internal organs appeared traumatized. Outwardly, the birds showed no injury. This sounds like microwaves. Is this an experiment in microwave warfare that's coming from satellites?

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      nicomp,

      I think all congress is qualified to study is politics.

      Thank you for your comment!!!!!!!!!!

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      Jolly Rogero 6 years ago

      Interesting. I'd also read that tarballs are appearing on beaches along the Gulf Coast so I thought they were getting into oil. Had forgotten about the 'shift' that would mess up their directionals. Glad you restated that information. To continue msorensson's query, do you think the fish would also be effected by that shift?

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      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Interesting thoughts. Obviously the government will tell us what to think about the dead birds soon enough. In the mean time, let us study our pocket constitutions to find verbiage granting Congress to the authority to study birdies and fishes.

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      msorenson I also wondered about the fish but haven't had time to research them. If I come up with a possible answer I will state it.

      According to this article the explanation is the same.http://www.examiner.com/pop-culture-in-hartford/de...

      Thank you for your comment.

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      msorensson 6 years ago

      You are probably on the right track but I do not know enough about it to affirm it, Tom.

      What about the fish?

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      Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Thanks Big John!!!!!!!!!! I'm not trying to win a literary prize but I am opinionated and like to state my opinions.

      Thank you for your comment!!!!!!!!!!

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      Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Interesting theory Tom Keep on Hubbing Damn the Pooobahs! Full speed ahead!