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

There are 10197 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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OlPapaw

United States

#10294 Nov 12, 2013
Fact Check wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't that bad? It SUCKS! I can barely understand anything you say. Maybe you type with a salami sandwich in your mouth, maybe you type while your boyfriend is pounding you from behind or maybe you are just another stupid foreigner but whatever it is you should really fix it!
Brilliant post! Goes to the intellectual core of Topix. The hidden desire to engage in homo-erotic behaviour, being taken by your lover at the typewriter.
Try Craigslist to find your fantasy!
curmudgeon

Mount Pleasant, AR

#10295 Nov 14, 2013
I went deer hunting today. Never seen hide or hair of any deer. However a feral Black housecat was creeping along the fence row. I shot him in the rear with 12 guage 00 buckshot. from twenty feet away. Tore it up so bad I couldn't even tell what sex it was. So the time wasn't wasted!
OlPapaw

United States

#10296 Nov 14, 2013
Ah, cat, the other white meat.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#10297 Nov 15, 2013
curmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> The effect of fracking isn't immediate. Fracking opens fissures in the underlying shale. This releases to sequestered gases. the gases find their way into underground streams and emerge in the springs at the river bottom. some gases excape and make it into the air. those birds came into contact with one of those airborne clouds of gas. likely drifted into the roost. When the first birds near the tree tops where effected they fell disoriented & gassed into the linbs below. This spooked the entire roosting flock. Which then flew upwards into the floating cloud of gas. There are world wide bird and fish & mammall die offs occurring lately. check out the extinction protocol website for more info. The current spate of earthquake activity is releasing a lot of sequestered gasses worldwide.
Sounds like a good Orson Welles doomsday flick.

Of all the different birds species in AR, why was it only "blackbirds" that succumbed to that "gas cloud in the trees?"

Necropsies on the birds showed blunt trauma as cause of death. There were no reports of gases, toxins, or chemicals in their blood....that I am aware of.

Try again.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#10298 Nov 15, 2013
curmudgeon wrote:
Ok Raptor do ya think that fireworks where also responsible for the 2000 dead birds in Chile? My opinion of the cause is a rational down to earth common sense conclusion. Only gassed or drugged birds and animals crash into things. even in the dark when they have the bejabbers frightened out of them they still don't crash into things.
Sounds like some ignorant, self-centered fishermen were responsible for the deaths in Chile. Why would I think fireworks had anything to do with those deaths when the article clearly states why they died?

"even in the dark when they have the bejabbers frightened out of them they still don't crash into things."
Really? You never seen a hawk come out of nowhere and a scare a little bird to the point of frantic flight right into a window, or wall?

We had a humingbird chased right into the side of our motorhome once. Chased by another hummingbird.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#10299 Nov 15, 2013
curmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> Transalation I don't have any valid rebuttal argument or any hard facts. so ill just for the moment call you names.
I ALWAYS have a valid rebuttal argument. You should know that by now. Just had other, more important things to do.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#10300 Nov 15, 2013
Fact Check wrote:
<quoted text>
Isn't that bad? It SUCKS! I can barely understand anything you say. Maybe you type with a salami sandwich in your mouth, maybe you type while your boyfriend is pounding you from behind or maybe you are just another stupid foreigner but whatever it is you should really fix it!
LMFAO!!!! That's funny, but in Curms defense, I can understand what he writes. I've seen MUCH worse.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#10301 Nov 15, 2013
curmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> maybe firecrackers scared the turtles and they crashed and died?
Don't know. They are still studying it. For all anyone knows, maybe its a common occurance that things die at sea. Sometimes they get washed up on shore; other times they are taken by predators before they reach the shore. Maybe the currents deposit them in a different section of beach in other years. Maybe they were only noticed now because more people are there to find them. Maybe some idiot fisherman killed them and threw them on shore. Maybe a gas cloud dropped into the water and killed a few. And when those few died, the others got spooked and swam into the same gas cloud.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#10302 Nov 15, 2013
OlPapaw wrote:
Ah, cat, the other white meat.
I think he said it was black!

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#10303 Nov 15, 2013
curmudgeon wrote:
I went deer hunting today. Never seen hide or hair of any deer. However a feral Black housecat was creeping along the fence row. I shot him in the rear with 12 guage 00 buckshot. from twenty feet away. Tore it up so bad I couldn't even tell what sex it was. So the time wasn't wasted!
I had a feral cat run out in front of me today. At first I thought it was a raccoon, so my normal instinct was to slam on my brakes. I missed it, but it's just a matter of time, and someone will run it over. With winter coming, I'm sure it will hang out by the road trying to get mice or juncos.
Sweet Tea

Stuttgart, AR

#10304 Nov 15, 2013
curmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> Transalation I don't have any valid rebuttal argument or any hard facts. so ill just for the moment call you names.
I have read this over and over to see what I missed, but I still do not see where he called you any names??
Sweet Tea

Stuttgart, AR

#10305 Nov 15, 2013
OlPapaw wrote:
<quoted text>
Brilliant post! Goes to the intellectual core of Topix. The hidden desire to engage in homo-erotic behaviour, being taken by your lover at the typewriter.
Try Craigslist to find your fantasy!
Thank you.....it always seems that no matter the topic, somebody with a sick mind wants to turn it to something sick-sexual or racist. As many times as I have seen this post, I have never gotten on it, but decided to give it a look see because I was sick and tired of the other crap. It would be nice if people would just stick to the subject and if they want to talk the crap, like you said, go to Craigslist.
Sweet Tea

Stuttgart, AR

#10306 Nov 15, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
LMFAO!!!! That's funny, but in Curms defense, I can understand what he writes. I've seen MUCH worse.
Same thing as I was thinking. I have no problems reading what he writes. Absolutely clear to me.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#10307 Nov 15, 2013
Sweet Tea wrote:
<quoted text>I have read this over and over to see what I missed, but I still do not see where he called you any names??
That's what Curm says when he knows I'm right. This way instead of correcting him in his misguided philosophy, he thinks I'll spend the time denying the name-calling claim.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#10308 Nov 15, 2013
Sweet Tea wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you.....it always seems that no matter the topic, somebody with a sick mind wants to turn it to something sick-sexual or racist. As many times as I have seen this post, I have never gotten on it, but decided to give it a look see because I was sick and tired of the other crap. It would be nice if people would just stick to the subject and if they want to talk the crap, like you said, go to Craigslist.
Welcome to the thread Sweet Tea. As much as we sometimes disagree here, I think we have a basic understanding of where we are all coming from and actually kinda like each other.:)
curmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#10309 Nov 16, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like a good Orson Welles doomsday flick.
Of all the different birds species in AR, why was it only "blackbirds" that succumbed to that "gas cloud in the trees?"
Necropsies on the birds showed blunt trauma as cause of death. There were no reports of gases, toxins, or chemicals in their blood....that I am aware of.
Try again.
Actually There where a few other types of birds that died along with the blackbirds. The blunt trama was caused when the uncounsious gassed birds fell from the sky and hit the ground. Some eventually recovered and flew away. The birds would have to be exposed for a long period to absorb enough gas( Probably methane) in their blood. As far as I know they where never tested. It was simply a Knee jerk reaction explaination to blame fireworks. There is big money and political clout in the natural gas fracking industry. The folks in charge would never place any blame on the natural gas industry. thousands Drum fish which are bottom feeders Dies in the Arkansas river about 50 miles away at the same time. Did fireworks kill the fish?
curmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#10310 Nov 16, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't know. They are still studying it. For all anyone knows, maybe its a common occurance that things die at sea. Sometimes they get washed up on shore; other times they are taken by predators before they reach the shore. Maybe the currents deposit them in a different section of beach in other years. Maybe they were only noticed now because more people are there to find them. Maybe some idiot fisherman killed them and threw them on shore. Maybe a gas cloud dropped into the water and killed a few. And when those few died, the others got spooked and swam into the same gas cloud.
a gas cloud in the water killing the turtles Is plausible. At present with all the earthquakes the planets crust is cracking, These cracks let sequestered gas escape to the surface. It can come up on land and float into the air and be carried on the wind. Or come up in water and follow streams & currents. Im certian The drum fish and bird die offs in Arkansas where caused by a gas. Fracking is done just for that very reason to make cracks in the crust for sequestered gas to follow into the wells. But things commonly go wrong and have bad side effects. Ive shot a 12 guage multiple times into black bird roosts in the dead of night on numerious occasions. And they all but a few that caught a bit if lead flew off into the night. And all we ever exterminated was a couple of dozen birds. It don't kill even a part of 1% of the thousands that try to roost in my cedar glade. All it does is discourage them from establishing a roost. They never became disoriented & crashed into anything.
Sweet Tea

Stuttgart, AR

#10311 Nov 16, 2013
Raptor in Michigan wrote:
<quoted text>
Welcome to the thread Sweet Tea. As much as we sometimes disagree here, I think we have a basic understanding of where we are all coming from and actually kinda like each other.:)
Oh, okay....I'm sorry.
curmudgeon

Mountain Home, AR

#10313 Nov 17, 2013
Actually I don't like hardly anyone. I simply tolerate them. Some hat I dislike I actually respect but I strongly disagree with their opinions. However Ill defend their first admendment right to post whatever floats their boat. So I would just as soon kill as to look at them. Im like Red Forman On that 70,s show. He stated to his wife Kitty. I only want to be around folks that I really like Mainly just you Kitty. Good News Im a grandpaw again. We got a new grandson last week. I likes him purty good.

“Conserve Wildlife Habitat”

Since: Dec 10

SE Michigan

#10314 Nov 17, 2013
curmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> Actually There where a few other types of birds that died along with the blackbirds. The blunt trama was caused when the uncounsious gassed birds fell from the sky and hit the ground. Some eventually recovered and flew away. The birds would have to be exposed for a long period to absorb enough gas( Probably methane) in their blood. As far as I know they where never tested. It was simply a Knee jerk reaction explaination to blame fireworks. There is big money and political clout in the natural gas fracking industry. The folks in charge would never place any blame on the natural gas industry. thousands Drum fish which are bottom feeders Dies in the Arkansas river about 50 miles away at the same time. Did fireworks kill the fish?
"There where a few other types of birds that died along with the blackbirds."
Most likely starlings and cowbirds. Still part of the same blackbird flock.

"As far as I know they where never tested."
Really?? Birds mysteriously fall from the sky dead and the government, or local health officials, don't test them? I find that hard to believe considered man's quest for knowledge about anything and everything.

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