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

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by: Inisa Love | Full story: news.yahoo.com

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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Churmudgeon

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Feb 21, 2013
 
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
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You're gonna give yourself a heart condition worrying about all the animals that share your borrowed property. I find life so much more enjoyable watching the comings and goings of critters.
Last weekend while waiting for the grouse to appear, I was watching some rodent type creature come and go from the seed under the bird feeder. At night I could hear a Northern Saw-whet Owl calling nearby. I am happy to know I have that cute little owl in the yard and that he will remain well-fed.
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I only do things that I enjoy. I enjoy hunting & trapping. I enjoy taking care of and protecting my poultry &livestock fron predators,varmits & vermin. My blood pressure is fine. My lungs not so good. Ive breathed dirt dust.wood ashes exhaust fumes wallowed in petroleum products ect for decades. My lungs are not the best even though ive never smoked tobacco (I did smoke my share of wacky weed back in the day) My knees are shot also. The fact is im a fatalist I know Im gonna die someday. And today is a good day to die. Im indifferent I dont dread death or welcome it. Dying wont be much different than going to sleep. Dying is the easy part Living is the hard part. My astrial spirit will still be intact after the human form im now using is deceased.
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Feb 21, 2013
 
My wife put a big side of pork ribs with the tenderloin (pork chop) portion still attached in the oven. warmed up the kitchen and smells good. It came from a 120 pound corn fed hampshire pig that We killed ourselves. I had goat milk, scrambled egg & bacon sandwich for breakfast. I had corn dogs for lunch and will have more pig meat, beans, goat milk & potatos tonite. I really like & enjoy my colestorol. I believe You need colestorol for proper brain function. They get those old folks on heart medicine & low colestorol diet and they get Altizmers. They become walking talking brain dead oxygen thieving zombies!
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You, Sir, are the one who just contradicted yourself. LOL. How can a cat "migrate" to this CONTINENT? They must be awful good swimmers. You do know what a continent is, don't you?
If you think humans shouldn't abide by man-made rules then go ahead and halt all deportations. That must also mean Americans can run across other countries borders too.
So EVERYTHING is NATIVE seeing how all continents were one land mass a long time ago? Interesting..
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Feb 21, 2013
 
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My wife put a big side of pork ribs with the tenderloin (pork chop) portion still attached in the oven. warmed up the kitchen and smells good. It came from a 120 pound corn fed hampshire pig that We killed ourselves. I had goat milk, scrambled egg & bacon sandwich for breakfast. I had corn dogs for lunch and will have more pig meat, beans, goat milk & potatos tonite. I really like & enjoy my colestorol. I believe You need colestorol for proper brain function. They get those old folks on heart medicine & low colestorol diet and they get Altizmers. They become walking talking brain dead oxygen thieving zombies!
Hampshires were my favorite followed by Durocs! I have fond memories of 4-H and FFA...

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<quoted text> Humans and many of the life forms on earth where likely genetically engineered and placed here by ancient aliens. how do you know the everywhere spirit is a HE? its sleeting pretty good at this moment. We are OK plenty of firewood. the animals all in the barns with plenty of food. generator & fuel for it if needed. let it come ill staywarm & well fed.
Does anyone really know where we came from? We can only believe.

The birds will have a rough way to go tomorrow if all their food sources are covered with ice. Hopefully, while you're inside tonight, you can chop up some fruit and in the morning throw some seed and fruit on the ground for them.

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<quoted text>We will be in the low 50's today and windy. We could really use the rain/snow. I installed a generator transfer switch for my house and can run most it with the 8250 watt generator I have. I also just bought a smaller Honda generator for my trailer so we are also good in an outage. Stay safe!
The last time you had snow, you complained about it. Make up your mind already.

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Feb 21, 2013
 
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The weather has gotten much worse. The Ice is building up on the power lines & trees ect. It shows no sign of abating. It will be a miracle if the power stays on. I have a generator however it does cost a lot in fuel to use it. The last big ice storm the electric was off for 8 days.some folks where out for a month.
The birds have never had electricity.

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<quoted text> Good Question. My answer is I dont rightly know. I do know most humans have a innerbeing, soul, astrial spirit or whatever you might call it. You are not your body your just using the body for a short time. Many folks have the ability to astrial travel. Their spirit can leave the body and travel to other places even other vibrational planes ect. Its not something to be done for fun or material gain. Sometimes earthlings and also Evil Alien beings from other planets can project their spirits to earth. They sometimes invade & temporarly take over the bodies of drug users and mentally disturbed folks. They can cause then to do horrible things and then leave the bewildered victim,s to face the music. I know it sounds nutty and crazy. It does however explain a lot of things. Its been suggested that Charles Manson is leaving the body in the jail cell and possessing others ect.
I believe anything is possible. I'd like to be a bird for a while.

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Real estate is a 100% communist-taxable, communist-repossessable and communist appropriate-able non-asset, it can never be regarded as “private property”. All “government” is “socialist”“communism” these three words all mean the same thing.
Whenever what you mistakenly regard as “yours” is ALSO “ours”(meaning “theirs”) it is you who are the fool.
Property “taxation” and “eminent domain” are just polite words for communism. If we study Springer v US & Hylton v US, it becomes apparent that any tax-communism that is not a “direct” tax-communism (federally apportioned-statewise to favor citizens of states with higher populations) is an “excise” or “duty” tax-communism to be exacted from all.
Mediums of Savings include only Fine Art, Antiques, Gemstones and Precious Metals
- real estate is merely a contract to tax-rent some non-portable parcel of the communal property of a state
You are either with Our Constitution or you are with The Terrorists!
---------- My wife who happens to be 1/4 native american has been telling me for years that we never own the land. She states nobody can own the earth mother. Ive learned long ago that she is much wiser than I am. She was always telling me If its your land bought & paid for Why do you have to keep paying Rent(real Property Taxes) and the goverment telling you what dollar amount the rent will be? And she stated you just try and refuse to pay the rent anthe goverment will kick you off of your land. She believes the five civilized tribes where removed to Okahoma terrotory because they wherent paying rent (Taxes) on the mother earth. I really hate to admit she has been absolutly right for 40 + years.
True. If I was a bird, I could pick the best real estate and be protected by the government.

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<quoted text> I only do things that I enjoy. I enjoy hunting & trapping. I enjoy taking care of and protecting my poultry &livestock fron predators,varmits & vermin. My blood pressure is fine. My lungs not so good. Ive breathed dirt dust.wood ashes exhaust fumes wallowed in petroleum products ect for decades. My lungs are not the best even though ive never smoked tobacco (I did smoke my share of wacky weed back in the day) My knees are shot also. The fact is im a fatalist I know Im gonna die someday. And today is a good day to die. Im indifferent I dont dread death or welcome it. Dying wont be much different than going to sleep. Dying is the easy part Living is the hard part. My astrial spirit will still be intact after the human form im now using is deceased.
I feel pretty much the same way, though I'm in no hurry to die. My biggest fear is leaving my dogs behind in a cold, cruel world. What would happen to them? No one could love them as much as I do and treat them just as good.

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My wife put a big side of pork ribs with the tenderloin (pork chop) portion still attached in the oven. warmed up the kitchen and smells good. It came from a 120 pound corn fed hampshire pig that We killed ourselves. I had goat milk, scrambled egg & bacon sandwich for breakfast. I had corn dogs for lunch and will have more pig meat, beans, goat milk & potatos tonite. I really like & enjoy my colestorol. I believe You need colestorol for proper brain function. They get those old folks on heart medicine & low colestorol diet and they get Altizmers. They become walking talking brain dead oxygen thieving zombies!
I agree with you on that. My cholestorol is perfect. I have eaten two eggs and bacon or sausage for breakfat nearly every morning for the past thirty years. I could stand to lose a few pounds, but I don't think it's from my diet. It's too many hours sitting in front of a computer with ice cream and fritos.

I don't agree with the schools pushing "healthy" foods on the kids either. They need fat and all the food groups to grow. They just need to increase the activity level like when I was a kid. All day was playing outside.

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<quoted text>So EVERYTHING is NATIVE seeing how all continents were one land mass a long time ago? Interesting..
When the land masses seperated, the animals .........oh, never mind.
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When the land masses seperated, the animals .........oh, never mind.
When the land mass separated as what they taught us was ignorant/unlearned...look into the idea that the Earth was/is an expanding sphere. Floating continents and shit?

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<quoted text>When the land mass separated as what they taught us was ignorant/unlearned...look into the idea that the Earth was/is an expanding sphere. Floating continents and shit?
Take a good look at a globe. It's obvious that the land masses were at one time connected.
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When the land masses seperated, the animals .........oh, never mind.
For some reason When the land mases seperated the horse became extinct in the americas? yet when reintroduced by the spaniards they flourished.

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<quoted text> For some reason When the land mases seperated the horse became extinct in the americas? yet when reintroduced by the spaniards they flourished.
Lots of species flourish when they are introduced by man. Take the European Starling..........
PLEASE take the European Starling!!!
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Does anyone really know where we came from? We can only believe.
The birds will have a rough way to go tomorrow if all their food sources are covered with ice. Hopefully, while you're inside tonight, you can chop up some fruit and in the morning throw some seed and fruit on the ground for them.
The only fruit we have is cull apples we feed our pet deer. We dont eat much fruit or greens. We have homebrew wine that fills that niche. I feed my poultry corn. We used to feed the songbirds & put out suet . However it just enabled the sparrow hawks to easily kill them so we quit. Those birds should of flew south and avoided the ice. and its still sleeting. the electric wires are coated in ice they are about a inch in diameter. its amazing the power is still on. I put some rabbitt pellets & corn along with a dish of water under the old truck where the escaped tame rabbit and babies reside. All the animals water was frozen in their dishes. I took a tea kettle of hot water and thawed enough to remove the frozen chunks.and gave them all fresh water. My dogs where really thirsty today. there outside and do stay warm in their doghouses. the old mother beagle has three pups. their eyes are open and they are just starting to crawl around outside. I took them some of the leftover ribs from tonites supper the pups enjoyed chewing on them.

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<quoted text> The only fruit we have is cull apples we feed our pet deer. We dont eat much fruit or greens. We have homebrew wine that fills that niche. I feed my poultry corn. We used to feed the songbirds & put out suet . However it just enabled the sparrow hawks to easily kill them so we quit. Those birds should of flew south and avoided the ice. and its still sleeting. the electric wires are coated in ice they are about a inch in diameter. its amazing the power is still on. I put some rabbitt pellets & corn along with a dish of water under the old truck where the escaped tame rabbit and babies reside. All the animals water was frozen in their dishes. I took a tea kettle of hot water and thawed enough to remove the frozen chunks.and gave them all fresh water. My dogs where really thirsty today. there outside and do stay warm in their doghouses. the old mother beagle has three pups. their eyes are open and they are just starting to crawl around outside. I took them some of the leftover ribs from tonites supper the pups enjoyed chewing on them.
Your storm has arrived here this morning in the form of a steady snowfall. They are calling for 2-3 inches.

I filled all my birdfeeders, though they'd be fine with just a few inches of snow. It's mostly when ice covers their food that they have a hard time and our help benefits them.

I don't worry about the hawks taking a few birds. They have to eat too. The hawks will get songbirds whether I feed them or not. A tree full of berries or a mud puddle that they congregate and bathe in could make it just as easy for a hawk. I do provide cover and a brush pile for them to escape into quickly. Some make it; some don't. More often than not, the hawk flies away empty taloned.
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When the land masses seperated, the animals .........oh, never mind.
So then all animals were native to this land mass at one time or can you prove other wise you non-native species yourself! LOL!
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Your storm has arrived here this morning in the form of a steady snowfall. They are calling for 2-3 inches.
I filled all my birdfeeders, though they'd be fine with just a few inches of snow. It's mostly when ice covers their food that they have a hard time and our help benefits them.
I don't worry about the hawks taking a few birds. They have to eat too. The hawks will get songbirds whether I feed them or not. A tree full of berries or a mud puddle that they congregate and bathe in could make it just as easy for a hawk. I do provide cover and a brush pile for them to escape into quickly. Some make it; some don't. More often than not, the hawk flies away empty taloned.
When we where feeding the birds the hawks never hunted. they just staked out our feeders full time. They killed lots of cardinals. the number of birds that congreated at our feeders was much greater than those who gather around a mud puddle or tree full of berries( you already knew that anyhow) and at first there where just two then the sparrow hawk numbers increased I seen seven oneday sitting around patiently waiting for a easy meal. Thats when we stopped feeding the winter birds. We still feed the humming birds. Also those small sparrow hawks attracted larger hawks. and the larger Hawks want to kill my pigeons & chickens. I fasten up my poultry at nite. There are owls that hunt rats & mice I dont mind the owls because my poultry are safe from them.

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