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More Than 1,000 Dead Birds Fall From Sky In Ark. (Arkansas)
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 2 Jan 2011 | AP

Posted on 01/02/2011 8:33:08 AM PST by edpc

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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: arkansas; birds; napl
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1 posted on 01/02/2011 8:33:12 AM PST by edpc
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To: edpc

Froze to death?


2 posted on 01/02/2011 8:34:38 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: edpc

Weird...


3 posted on 01/02/2011 8:34:57 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: edpc

41.67 pies.


4 posted on 01/02/2011 8:35:00 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

NAPL


5 posted on 01/02/2011 8:35:56 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Another sky fall anomaly...
6 posted on 01/02/2011 8:36:59 AM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: KoRn
Froze to death?

Couldn't be. Haven't you heard about all the Global Warming that's going on?

ML/NJ

7 posted on 01/02/2011 8:37:05 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Ha. Well done.


8 posted on 01/02/2011 8:37:54 AM PST by Rebelbase ( Islam is a mental disorder.)
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To: edpc

9 posted on 01/02/2011 8:38:01 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: edpc
The birds fell over a 1-mile area of Beebe,

Prolly shot with Beebe guns.

10 posted on 01/02/2011 8:38:04 AM PST by umgud
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To: Tijeras_Slim
41.67 pies.

A sad thing about our society today is that probably no one under the age of 35 would have a clue as to what that means.

11 posted on 01/02/2011 8:39:24 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Inspiration. The momentary cessation of stupidity.)
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To: ml/nj
"Haven't you heard about all the Global Warming that's going on?"

I've heard a little something about that. I only wish it were true. lol

12 posted on 01/02/2011 8:40:46 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: edpc

Did any of these birds have a connection to the Clintons?


13 posted on 01/02/2011 8:40:55 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: edpc

I don’t think this is the first time it has happened in Beebe, could be have been elsewhere in Arkansas.


14 posted on 01/02/2011 8:41:24 AM PST by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: edpc

Bush’s fault.


15 posted on 01/02/2011 8:42:14 AM PST by samtheman
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To: edpc

Nah New Year Fire works scared them stiff.


16 posted on 01/02/2011 8:42:23 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Yep my great granny taught us all the old rhymes like the kittens who lost their mittens.


17 posted on 01/02/2011 8:42:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: edpc
These are most likely to be Starlings and not Blackbirds.

Starling

Blackbird

Look up "murmuration" on You Tube, it's incredible

18 posted on 01/02/2011 8:43:13 AM PST by HighWheeler
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I am way over 35 and I have no idea what ir means. By the way it is exactly 41.6 degrees right now. Odd?


19 posted on 01/02/2011 8:44:25 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Right Brother

Arkan-avian-cide?


20 posted on 01/02/2011 8:44:46 AM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: edpc

I read they had lots of storms clashing over Missouri and Arkansas, best guess would be lightening strikes...


21 posted on 01/02/2011 8:45:03 AM PST by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: edpc

Aerial beeper set to kill.


22 posted on 01/02/2011 8:46:35 AM PST by Professional Engineer (Conservative States of America has a nice ring to it.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
Oh wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the king?
The king was in his counting house counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!


23 posted on 01/02/2011 8:47:36 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.


24 posted on 01/02/2011 8:47:40 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Tijeras_Slim
41.67 pies.

Where was the king when this was happening?

25 posted on 01/02/2011 8:47:51 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: edpc

Contrails!


26 posted on 01/02/2011 8:48:00 AM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Hint: Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye .....


27 posted on 01/02/2011 8:48:07 AM PST by RedWhiteBlue
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To: Professional Engineer

Whats a beeber ?


28 posted on 01/02/2011 8:49:31 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: edpc

And only one species affected. That seems to be a feature of the “animals falling from the sky” type phenomena. Do these birds flock in groups that large?


29 posted on 01/02/2011 8:49:54 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I had the pie idea also.;-)


30 posted on 01/02/2011 8:50:01 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: edpc

someone poisoned the water supply/mud puddle...


31 posted on 01/02/2011 8:50:16 AM PST by devane617 (NEVER feed your cats canned Tuna fish. Mercury poisoning.)
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To: edpc

What was the last thing they ate?


32 posted on 01/02/2011 8:50:53 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Vince Ferrer

“Do these birds flock in groups that large?”

— — —

Yes they do, go to YouTube search and enter: “murmuration”


33 posted on 01/02/2011 8:51:48 AM PST by HighWheeler
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To: edpc

34 posted on 01/02/2011 8:51:51 AM PST by Libertarian444
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To: Red_Devil 232
I am way over 35 and I have no idea what ir means.

Here's a clue: 1,000 divided 24 = 41.67

That and some rye should help you out!

35 posted on 01/02/2011 8:52:08 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Red_Devil 232; Bloody Sam Roberts

1000 / 24 = 41.6

“Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie” from the old nursery rhymne, “Sing a Song of Sixpence”.

Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
Oh wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the king?

The king was in his counting house counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!


36 posted on 01/02/2011 8:52:08 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: edpc
Attack Cat strikes again!


37 posted on 01/02/2011 8:52:41 AM PST by devane617 (NEVER feed your cats canned Tuna fish. Mercury poisoning.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Good one !!!

And BTW I taught my kids to know what it means ...


38 posted on 01/02/2011 8:53:12 AM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: edpc
Sprayed with soapy water to deter from roosting on someones property?
39 posted on 01/02/2011 8:54:19 AM PST by Deaf Smith (I spent all my money on women & booze, the other rest I just plain blew)
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To: umgud

BB guns. It’s only midmorning January 2, and already we have consecutive posts vying for post of the year.


40 posted on 01/02/2011 8:54:19 AM PST by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: Rockiette

Birds do not fly in storms.


41 posted on 01/02/2011 8:55:10 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: cripplecreek
Yep my great granny taught us all the old rhymes like the kittens who lost their mittens.

The one that always got me was Rock-a-Bye Baby. Twisted individual that came up with that one!

42 posted on 01/02/2011 8:55:35 AM PST by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

BB guns and 41.67 pies. It’s only midmorning January 2, and already we have near-consecutive posts vying for post of the year.


43 posted on 01/02/2011 8:55:53 AM PST by StAntKnee (I keep thinking I'm gonna wake up from this dream theatre of the absurd.)
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To: Libertarian444

My favorite WKRP episode of all times :)


44 posted on 01/02/2011 8:56:50 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Right Brother

Yes, they flew out of Mena. It’s likely they were running, er flying, drugs.


45 posted on 01/02/2011 8:57:39 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Libertarian444

Classic!


46 posted on 01/02/2011 8:57:55 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Ditter
What was the last thing they ate?

Did they have the chicken or the fish?

47 posted on 01/02/2011 8:58:07 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Red_Devil 232
I am way over 35 and I have no idea what it means.

Sing a song of six pence
Pocket full of rye
Four and Twenty Black Birds
Backed in a pie.

1000 / 24 = 41.666...

48 posted on 01/02/2011 8:58:09 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Blackbirds In a Pie

Sing a song of sixpence a pocket full of rye,
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing,
Oh wasn’t that a dainty dish to set before the king?
The king was in his counting house counting out his money,
The queen was in the parlour eating bread and honey
The maid was in the garden hanging out the clothes,
When down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose!


49 posted on 01/02/2011 8:59:36 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: HighWheeler

A dead bird lies on Skylark Street in Beebe, Ark. on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. The Arkansas Game
and Fish Commission said Saturday more than 1,000 dead black birds fell from the sky in Beebe.
The agency said its enforcement officers began receiving reports about the dead birds about
11:30 p.m. Friday. (AP Photo/The Daily Citizen, Warren Watkins)

50 posted on 01/02/2011 9:00:29 AM PST by deport
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