More than 1,000 dead birds fall from sky in Ark

There are 20 comments on the news.yahoo.com story from Jan 2, 2011, titled More than 1,000 dead birds fall from sky in Ark. In it, news.yahoo.com reports that:

BEEBE, Ark. Wildlife officials are trying to determine what caused more than 1,000 blackbirds to die and fall from the sky over an Arkansas town.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Saturday that it began receiving reports about the dead birds about 11:30 p.m. the previous night. The birds fell over a 1-mile area of Beebe, and an aerial survey indicated that no other dead birds were found outside of that area.

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“Deport them all deport Now”

Since: Aug 13

The Woods

#9630 Sep 10, 2013
drunks wrote:
Drunks wrote the bible.
It's hard enough to read when you're stone sober.
guest

Dexter, MO

#9631 Sep 10, 2013
wasn;t fireworks, it was a secret device the government is testing that kills fish, birds and some other species
secret agent of secrets

Conway, AR

#9632 Sep 10, 2013
guest wrote:
wasn;t fireworks, it was a secret device the government is testing that kills fish, birds and some other species
Yes! Yes!!
(Fish and birds first...then we can rule the world!!)
bird watcher

Oklahoma City, OK

#9633 Sep 11, 2013
I've been looking for them
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#9634 Sep 11, 2013
Did you see all of the eagles that have been murdered because of wind farms!

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#9635 Sep 13, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
Did you see all of the eagles that have been murdered because of wind farms!
It's the birds you can't see that worry me.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#9636 Sep 13, 2013
WARRIOR

Clovis, NM

#9638 Sep 18, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
It's the birds you can't see that worry me.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/global-warmin...
Our eagle population is soaring, literally here in New Mexico. I see eagles daily..
southern bell

United States

#9639 Sep 18, 2013
omg poor country f get out of harrisburg
Mary Lou

United States

#9640 Sep 18, 2013
guest wrote:
wasn;t fireworks, it was a secret device the government is testing that kills fish, birds and some other species
MAN

Since: Jun 13

Location hidden

#9641 Sep 18, 2013
Where in Arkansas
Well

Carlisle, AR

#9642 Sep 19, 2013
This is crazy

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#9643 Sep 20, 2013
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>Our eagle population is soaring, literally here in New Mexico. I see eagles daily..
That's good to hear. Unless, of course, you're a fish.
hawksabound

Little Rock, AR

#9644 Sep 20, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
That's good to hear. Unless, of course, you're a fish.
Since DDT killed most of the hawks in Arkansas in the 60's they have now rebounded. Got pictures of one killed on the road(I have seen several) as I was looking for a $25 ringband. Thousands of hawks in NEA now.
David Dooley

Omaha, AR

#9645 Sep 21, 2013
MOSES-1 wrote:
These gases if that is the case, maybe confined to a certain level upwards can move horizontal.
(CNN)-- The Arkansas Geological Survey is trying to unravel a mystery: What is causing earthquakes in the town of Guy, Arkansas?
Since September 20, the community of 549 residents north of Little Rock has experienced an almost constant shaking from 487 measurable earthquakes.
"We've had 15 today including a 3.1 (magnitude) from this morning," Scott Ausbrooks, geohazards supe
rvisor for the Geological Survey, said Monday. "These are shallow quakes between two and eight kilometers (between one-and-a-quarter and five miles) below the surface.
http://www.wibw.com/mobi... I am from Califorinia and We have lots of earthquakes there. There is one good thing about all this. a lot of small earthquakes are much better then a large one.
WARRIOR

Alamogordo, NM

#9646 Sep 22, 2013
hawksabound wrote:
<quoted text>Since DDT killed most of the hawks in Arkansas in the 60's they have now rebounded. Got pictures of one killed on the road(I have seen several) as I was looking for a $25 ringband. Thousands of hawks in NEA now.
Eastern New Mexico used to be full of pheasants in the 80's now you rarely see one. I attribute it to all the new pesticides the farmers use on their crops.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#9647 Sep 22, 2013
I saw about 1000 fall from the sky today at Bono

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#9649 Sep 23, 2013
hawksabound wrote:
<quoted text>Since DDT killed most of the hawks in Arkansas in the 60's they have now rebounded. Got pictures of one killed on the road(I have seen several) as I was looking for a $25 ringband. Thousands of hawks in NEA now.
I have no doubt what you say is true, as last Tuesday over 34,000 Broad-winged Hawks were observed heading south at the Lake Erie Hawk Watch where I used to volunteer as a hawk spotter and counter. It is now the Detroit River Hawk Watch.

"We had a wonderful early morning flight of Broad-winged Hawks today. Early in the 10 o'clock hour, a seemingly endless stream of them wound their way past the stacks for a good twenty minutes. Throughout the rest of the day, plenty of other streams of varying sizes were sighted high in the blue sky, mostly right overhead or to our north. Not to be outdone, Turkey Vultures made their first significant push of the season. Also of note was the season's first Red-shouldered Hawk.
Non-raptor Notes Red-winged Blackbirds (250) were speeding by in the morning. American Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing and Northern Flicker were moving in limited numbers. Chimney Swifts and Tree and Northern Rough-winged Swallows continue to be seen with regularity."

The big push of Turkey Vultures will happen in here October, so there are more raptors to come your way. But your Broad-wings will dwindle as they keep heading south to Central and South America.

It should be REALLY GOOD for warblers down there now. I had a Nashville Warbler in the yard last week and just this morning, a Yellow-rumped.

I'm thinking another trip to the Ozarks are in order this fall.
hawksabound

Little Rock, AR

#9650 Sep 23, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
I have no doubt what you say is true, as last Tuesday over 34,000 Broad-winged Hawks were observed heading south at the Lake Erie Hawk Watch where I used to volunteer as a hawk spotter and counter. It is now the Detroit River Hawk Watch.
"We had a wonderful early morning flight of Broad-winged Hawks today. Early in the 10 o'clock hour, a seemingly endless stream of them wound their way past the stacks for a good twenty minutes. Throughout the rest of the day, plenty of other streams of varying sizes were sighted high in the blue sky, mostly right overhead or to our north. Not to be outdone, Turkey Vultures made their first significant push of the season. Also of note was the season's first Red-shouldered Hawk.
Non-raptor Notes Red-winged Blackbirds (250) were speeding by in the morning. American Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing and Northern Flicker were moving in limited numbers. Chimney Swifts and Tree and Northern Rough-winged Swallows continue to be seen with regularity."
The big push of Turkey Vultures will happen in here October, so there are more raptors to come your way. But your Broad-wings will dwindle as they keep heading south to Central and South America.
It should be REALLY GOOD for warblers down there now. I had a Nashville Warbler in the yard last week and just this morning, a Yellow-rumped.
I'm thinking another trip to the Ozarks are in order this fall.
I think most of these are locals really, most seem to be it seems are ring tailed. Did you see the video where a hawk raided a eagle nest to steal the eggs? The eagle zimmermaned his azz.(:
guest

Little Rock, AR

#9651 Sep 24, 2013
No moore birds in beebe thanks to walmart

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