Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer

MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

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Imposter

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Dec 10, 2012
 
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
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Someone asked uglygirl if she smoked after we did, well you know. My darling told them she had never looked to see.
Sometimes my kitty cat eats the snake. I told him to go for it, he caught it. Yep the old boy, well semi-boy gets Purina One for urinary tract problems, he loves the stuff.
My cat wont quit eating that purina. I think they put kitty-crack in that stuff. I had to switch to nine lives, he was getting so fat on the purina he couldn't move.
The sorry thing never would chase anything that I know of.

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#77746
Dec 10, 2012
 
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Not a good day for looking out the window for bird watching, but I can look at the little creek in front of the homestead. It is really rolling. We used to have a term for long periods of rain such as this. We called those "Frog stranglers".
That's the first time I heard that term. Kentucky folks have very colorful language to describe something. When I first moved here, I needed a translator to figure out what the country folks were saying. They didn't understand my regional accent and vocabulary either. When I was embarrassed to ask for an explanation, I tended to nod yes periodically. My hubby laughed and told me be careful about what you are agreeing to. It took me only about 6 months to learn the dialect. After being here for 15 years, I now have a blended speech pattern of Ma. and Ky accent and vocabulary. Now, that's a strange one!

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W KY Girl wrote:
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Ancient Wolf! That was mean! LOL
The only birds I have seen today was a hawk getting its butt kicked by some little bird.
Have you ever noticed that there is sometimes a small bird flying next to a hawk or buzzard. I've seen it on several occasions, and it is not a baby hawk or buzzard, just some little, nondescript bird. The larger bird does not seem to be threatening the little bird at all. What the heck is up with that???
W KY Girl

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Have you ever noticed that there is sometimes a small bird flying next to a hawk or buzzard. I've seen it on several occasions, and it is not a baby hawk or buzzard, just some little, nondescript bird. The larger bird does not seem to be threatening the little bird at all. What the heck is up with that???
That's what I saw this morning. I don't know what they do or how the hawks offend the little birds but those little birds are attacking the hawk and giving him an escourt out of their territory. I have seen that a lot of times. Sometimes they will gang up on the bigger bird. Those redwinged black birds attack the big birds quite a bit. It doesn't make sense to me, the Hawks are huge and can pack off a grown chicken yet they let a little bird boss them around. lol
Ancient Wolf

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Have you ever noticed that there is sometimes a small bird flying next to a hawk or buzzard. I've seen it on several occasions, and it is not a baby hawk or buzzard, just some little, nondescript bird. The larger bird does not seem to be threatening the little bird at all. What the heck is up with that???
Little birds are probably "drafting" and know they are safe flying along in the blind spot proving to the buzzard that they are not dead. LOL Would you pass up a steak for a peanut?
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W KY Girl wrote:
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That's what I saw this morning. I don't know what they do or how the hawks offend the little birds but those little birds are attacking the hawk and giving him an escourt out of their territory. I have seen that a lot of times. Sometimes they will gang up on the bigger bird. Those redwinged black birds attack the big birds quite a bit. It doesn't make sense to me, the Hawks are huge and can pack off a grown chicken yet they let a little bird boss them around. lol
Crows especially can escort a hawk making much noise all the way. It is to lead them away from the crows nest. The last time a hawk got into my chickens, I was alerted to that fact by a flock of noisy crows. Safety in numbers.
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Crows especially can escort a hawk making much noise all the way. It is to lead them away from the crows nest. The last time a hawk got into my chickens, I was alerted to that fact by a flock of noisy crows. Safety in numbers.
I've heard about people with chickens putting stuff out to feed the crows so they will keep the hawks ran off. I don't see many crows here but I see hawks or maybe turkey vultures about every day, sometimes 3-4 at a time.
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W KY Girl wrote:
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That's what I saw this morning. I don't know what they do or how the hawks offend the little birds but those little birds are attacking the hawk and giving him an escourt out of their territory. I have seen that a lot of times. Sometimes they will gang up on the bigger bird. Those redwinged black birds attack the big birds quite a bit. It doesn't make sense to me, the Hawks are huge and can pack off a grown chicken yet they let a little bird boss them around. lol
reminds me of the old time tells way before any records was kept.how the settlers kept the hawks of their chicks.by the word passed down.they used the bird called a martin. they would build big high bird boxes to try get them birds to nest in them.if the bird nested in them then the settler would have protection.rumor from way before records was kept.was that the martin would attack in numbers one from the behind then the one coming at the hawks from the front was trying pluck the hawks eyes out.that why the old timers had their reasons for it.and watch today as ravens and smaller black birds charge a hawk they are charging in the same manner.as they was many yrs ago. i have seen them.that the reason the hawk gets lost the eyes is the hawks best survival tool ..
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#77755
Dec 10, 2012
 
A buzzard is not a killer anyways, and only eats dead stuff. So a small bird tracking a buzzard is just following an updraft and is not fearful.

Hawks eyes are for distance viewing and can't see when the martins or crows are attacking in numbers up close and personal.

Martins will not nest close to the ground and is why those boxes were built so high up.
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<quoted text>reminds me of the old time tells way before any records was kept.how the settlers kept the hawks of their chicks.by the word passed down.they used the bird called a martin. they would build big high bird boxes to try get them birds to nest in them.if the bird nested in them then the settler would have protection.rumor from way before records was kept.was that the martin would attack in numbers one from the behind then the one coming at the hawks from the front was trying pluck the hawks eyes out.that why the old timers had their reasons for it.and watch today as ravens and smaller black birds charge a hawk they are charging in the same manner.as they was many yrs ago. i have seen them.that the reason the hawk gets lost the eyes is the hawks best survival tool ..
I can believe that. I've seen those little birds following a hawk - they fly along then they dive in and attack, fly some more then attack again until that old hawk decides to leave. I haven't ever seen a hawk fight back. They are always trying to get away. hahaha
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<quoted text>reminds me of the old time tells way before any records was kept.how the settlers kept the hawks of their chicks.by the word passed down.they used the bird called a martin. they would build big high bird boxes to try get them birds to nest in them.if the bird nested in them then the settler would have protection.rumor from way before records was kept.was that the martin would attack in numbers one from the behind then the one coming at the hawks from the front was trying pluck the hawks eyes out.that why the old timers had their reasons for it.and watch today as ravens and smaller black birds charge a hawk they are charging in the same manner.as they was many yrs ago. i have seen them.that the reason the hawk gets lost the eyes is the hawks best survival tool ..
I just now saw what you posted and you are correct.
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Ancient Wolf wrote:
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I just now saw what you posted and you are correct.
*re-read.
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I don't care what friends or enemies think. I find it really easy to let the guys swarm all over and competing for the attention of the skinny women and I just stroll right on by and go see the chunky ones and let them compete for attention from me. LOL
Good plan AW. Of course I was only joking, bone is for the dog, man needs a little meat on that bone.

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Little birds are probably "drafting" and know they are safe flying along in the blind spot proving to the buzzard that they are not dead. LOL Would you pass up a steak for a peanut?
You have a point there.
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Good plan AW. Of course I was only joking, bone is for the dog, man needs a little meat on that bone.
Agree. I knew you were joking.

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Imposter wrote:
<quoted text>My cat wont quit eating that purina. I think they put kitty-crack in that stuff. I had to switch to nine lives, he was getting so fat on the purina he couldn't move.
The sorry thing never would chase anything that I know of.
I know what you mean, he's squalling like a starving panther everytime I go out the door. I spent over Five hundred dollars on him because his weasel got clogged. The vet kept him for three days and told me to come and get him he probably wouldn't make it. I put him on the Purina One Urinary Tract stuff and finished giving him his antibotics. No problems since. So with his fat butt, I guess it's Purina One or That really expensive Hills Science Diet. My daughter swears by the Science Diet. She had a diabetic that cat that lived to be 17 yrs. old.
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#77767
Dec 10, 2012
 
By the time I get done with xmas I may have to revive my old Grit magazine route.
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Dec 10, 2012
 
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By the time I get done with xmas I may have to revive my old Grit magazine route.
Or sell Cloverine salve that came wrapped in a tube of 12 and covered with 12 rolled up pictures of a bowl of fuit. A can of the Salve and a picture was only 15 cents. The Cloverine was nothing more than Petroleum jelly that smelled better than Vaseline. Rosebud Salve was the same thing only red and smelled like roses, but no pictures came with those purchases.

Grit was not a magazine, but a weekly Newspaper out of Williamsport Pennsylvania. The selling point was that one could get their Sunday comic strips on Thursday.
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#77769
Dec 10, 2012
 
who cares about birds unless its my unc,big larry
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#77770
Dec 10, 2012
 
Grit, Cloverine, and Rosebud was to just get kids to hustle the stuff and make a dime that you could spend on a Moon Pie and an RC Cola. If you sold enough of the stuff, you could win a stopper gun with the plastic rubber tip that you wet the tip with your tongue and make it stick to the wall. (or the back of your sister's head until mama took it away from you) lol

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