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Large bird kill reported near Geyserville
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | January 10th, 2011 | RANDI ROSSMANN

Posted on 01/11/2011 7:57:48 AM PST by Gennie

Large bird kill reported near Geyserville

Posted by PD on January 10th, 2011



By RANDI ROSSMANN

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

While scientists and specialists are investigating why massive numbers of birds have dropped dead from the sky elsewhere in the country, Sonoma County now has its own bird deaths mystery to solve, reported the CHP.

More than 100 birds were found dead Saturday afternoon clustered on the ground off of Highway 101, south of Geyserville, Officer Jon Sloat reported Monday.

Officers responded to Independence Lane at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday and found dozens of birds dead on and around the roadway.

The California Department of Fish and Game was notified and a local warden responded. He took several of the birds away to be identified and tested by a biologist, Sloat said.

The birds all appeared to be the same type, small with feathers in brown and black, according to photos taken by officers.

The birds hadn’t been shot and most were intact, officers reported.

What caused the deaths wasn’t clear Saturday.

Immediate attempts to reach Fish and Game were not successful.

One theory was that the birds were hit by a semi truck, but that was just speculation and perhaps unlikely given the large number of birds, officers reported.

Much larger cases of birds dying at the same time have occurred recently in Arkansas and Louisiana.

On New Year’s Eve as many as 5,000 red-winged blackbirds fell from the sky in Central Arkansas.

More recently, about 500 birds were found in Pointe Coupee Parish in Louisiana, about 300 miles from the Arkansas bird deaths.

Scientists and wildlife officials are attempting to determine what happened.


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KEYWORDS: birds; california; death; dieoff

1 posted on 01/11/2011 7:57:52 AM PST by Gennie
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To: Gennie
It's "'The Happening"...Mother Earth is looking to get rid of us all....

Marky Mark was right!!!!

2 posted on 01/11/2011 8:00:59 AM PST by Fedupwithit ("The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" -Albert Camus)
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To: Gennie

Sarah Palin is at it again! /s


3 posted on 01/11/2011 8:01:12 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: steelie

Any birds falling from the sky on your land?


4 posted on 01/11/2011 8:03:43 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: pnh102

hate-filled, anti-bird rhetoric.


5 posted on 01/11/2011 8:05:16 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Gennie
Everybody absolutely must stop saying "birds falling dead from the sky." You're creating an atmosphere of vitriol and causing them to die. /s
6 posted on 01/11/2011 8:11:57 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Gennie

I think there is an x-files episode that explains this...hehe


7 posted on 01/11/2011 8:12:25 AM PST by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Gennie

The birds were killed by a semi truck?

Who was the stoner who came up with this “explanation”?


8 posted on 01/11/2011 8:15:18 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: Gennie

9 posted on 01/11/2011 8:20:57 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bamanomics: Punish Success, Reward Failure. Destroying America is the point.)
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To: Gennie

All the “vitriol” killed them..


10 posted on 01/11/2011 8:25:57 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: Gennie

Tin Foil Hat Alert!

The following suggestion is meant for entertainment purposes only and should not be construed to be an official position of any Government agency or department.

The bird kills are the result of the U.S. DoD testing airborne laser weapons systems.

That is all.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled posting session.

/s


11 posted on 01/11/2011 8:38:46 AM PST by HiJinx (What new decade?)
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To: eastforker

*ping*


12 posted on 01/11/2011 8:40:05 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Gennie

No doubt these birds were targeted! If ever there was a case indicative of foul play.....this is it!


13 posted on 01/11/2011 8:41:55 AM PST by Mobilemitter (We must learn to fin >-)> for ourselves.........)
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To: Gennie
The birds all appeared to be the same type, small with feathers in brown and black, according to photos taken by officers.

Expert analysis alert!

14 posted on 01/11/2011 8:43:53 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Gennie

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/01/11/major-bizarre-fish-die-off-along-lakefront/

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6183144/are_the_arkansas_earthquakes_related.html?cat=9

http://www.lewrockwell.com/rep/new-madrid-fault.html


15 posted on 01/11/2011 8:55:29 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: TaraP

ping


16 posted on 01/11/2011 8:57:58 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Gennie
These birds are clearly knocking themselves dead by running into the greenhouse gas envelope. Raise taxes at once! Save momma gia! /s
17 posted on 01/11/2011 9:02:07 AM PST by youngidiot
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To: Gennie

Sarah Palin’s fault...


18 posted on 01/11/2011 9:03:58 AM PST by GOPJ (When liberals are FORCED to pay for Rush Limbaugh's show, I'll be happy to pay for NPR.)
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To: Grampa Dave
Video


19 posted on 01/11/2011 9:04:33 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
The birds were killed by a semi truck? Who was the stoner who came up with this “explanation”?

Not impossible. I was zipping down a country road once, much faster than I should have been, and a large flock of sparrows made a tactical error and swooped right down in front of me. I plowed right through them and still remember the tiny "pop pop pop" sound of all the ones I wiped out in the encounter. I could see them falling to the ground in my read view mirror. I must have taken out at least a dozen with my little car. It was sad.

20 posted on 01/11/2011 9:12:39 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: meowmeow
read view mirror = rear view mirror.

more coffee...

21 posted on 01/11/2011 9:14:46 AM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: meowmeow
a large flock of sparrows made a tactical error and swooped right down in front of me.

I had a similar situation happen to me on the Colonial Parkway near Williamsburg, VA. It was only a small handful of them, but for some reason they decided to light on the road when my ETA was .5 seconds. Way too late to maneuver to avoid them -- I tried to hit the brakes but ended up taking out the whole lot of them anyway.

But hundreds, sometimes thousands of birds inexplicably dropping from the sky is nothing short of weird.

22 posted on 01/11/2011 9:49:31 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Thanks!

I just posted anoter article..Same Story!

very strange....


23 posted on 01/11/2011 10:10:11 AM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: Gennie

Geyserville, the name says it all. Lots of earthquakes volcanic activity up there. Remember this “bird” event if there is an earthquake or eruption.


24 posted on 01/11/2011 10:16:32 AM PST by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: Gennie

It’s “global cooling”.

Birds have seasonal migrating patterns. The patterns begin “locally” and over time, as warming/cooling cycles come and go, become larger in distance between different seasonal grounds or may narrow when conditions remain favorable, over a long period time.

The oldest and youngest birds are less fit and less able to adjust quickly when rapid changes upset their expected seasonal living patterns.

This year has presented sudden and extreme (by recent past standards) cooling conditions - by local standards - in many parts of the country, causing large numbers of fish and fowl to die; unable to move quickly enough out of the cold.

Just my guess.


25 posted on 01/11/2011 11:43:27 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Fedupwithit

No blackbirds were killed during the filming of this happening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0HhHva8ZcY


26 posted on 01/11/2011 1:12:30 PM PST by RipSawyer
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