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500 More Red-Wing Blackbirds Found Dead in Louisiana
AOL News ^ | January 4, 2011 | David Knowles

Posted on 01/04/2011 1:22:05 PM PST by Pinkbell

This is getting weird.

Four days after an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 red-winged blackbirds fell from the sky in Beebe, Ark., about 500 more dead birds were found lying lifeless on a quarter-mile-long stretch of highway in Pointe Coupee Parish in Louisiana.

The birds, red-winged blackbirds and starlings, were discovered on Monday, Baton Rouge's The Advocate reported. Biologists will send some of the birds to labs in Georgia and Wisconsin to conduct necropsies and tests to determine the cause of death.

After examining the birds found in Arkansas, state officials concluded that they had died as a result of blunt trauma, possibly caused by flying into buildings after being startled by New Year's fireworks.

A day before the Arkansas bird deaths were reported, 100,000 drum fish were found dead in a massive fishkill in the Arkansas River. That die-off is still being investigated but was likely caused by a combination of factors including a population boom over the summer, a deadly pathogen and a harsh winter cold snap.

(Excerpt) Read more at aolnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arkansas; US: Kentucky; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: birds; blackbirds; fish; louisiana
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1 posted on 01/04/2011 1:22:10 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

So, to clarify, we have:

First Birds Fall, Now 100,000 Fish Dead in Arkansas
http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/03/first-birds-fall-now-100-000-fish-dead-in-arkansas/?icid=main%7Chp-desktop%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk1%7C193294

Woman reports dozens of dead birds in her yard (Kentucky)
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/local/Woman-reports-dozens-of-dead-birds-in-her-yard-112830524.html

Tons Of Dead Fish Wash Ashore In Brazil
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.parana-online.com.br%2Feditoria%2Fcidades%2Fnews%2F502434%2F%3Fnoticia%3DMORTANDADE%2BMISTERIOSA%2BDE%2BPEIXES%2BNO%2BLITORAL&act=url


2 posted on 01/04/2011 1:22:47 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell
It's probably mercury poisoning — from all those broken Curly Fry Lightbulbs. / sarc
3 posted on 01/04/2011 1:25:40 PM PST by RonDog
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To: Pinkbell

Someone said that the Fireworks might have done it.

Ummmm, unless I’m sadly mistaken - Blackbirds do not fly at night. They like to see where they are flying. We don’t launch a whole lot of Fireworks until night falls and it is pretty dark out there.


4 posted on 01/04/2011 1:25:52 PM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Pinkbell

In other News: McDonald’s is running a special on the McFish and the Chicken McNuggets. lol


5 posted on 01/04/2011 1:26:09 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Pinkbell

*a harsh winter cold snap*

Time for the AGW droolers to blame this on man-made global warming.


6 posted on 01/04/2011 1:26:21 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Pinkbell
After examining the birds found in Arkansas, state officials concluded that they had died as a result of blunt trauma, possibly caused by flying into buildings after being startled by New Year's fireworks.

HORSE SHIT.

Just imagine, FRiends. These are the same people you and I depend on in times of emergencies, disasters, terrorist actions to protect us and our loved ones.

7 posted on 01/04/2011 1:26:24 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Pinkbell
Rove's Katrina Weather machine again?


8 posted on 01/04/2011 1:26:31 PM PST by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Pinkbell
"After examining the birds found in Arkansas, state officials concluded that they had died as a result of blunt trauma"

...like falling out of the sky and hitting the black top? yeah, they all flew into a building....that makes A LOT of sense.
9 posted on 01/04/2011 1:27:38 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: Pinkbell
After examining the birds found in Arkansas, state officials concluded that they had died as a result of blunt trauma, possibly caused by flying into buildings after being startled by New Year's fireworks.

So why doesn't this happen every New Year.

10 posted on 01/04/2011 1:29:26 PM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: AdamBomb

Apparently they all flew into buildings in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Louisiana. Coincidence I guess?


11 posted on 01/04/2011 1:30:36 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: AdamBomb

Mustabeen the windex.


12 posted on 01/04/2011 1:30:44 PM PST by boomop1
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To: Pinkbell
"After examining the birds found in Arkansas, state officials concluded that they had died as a result of blunt trauma...

WAIT...these birds didn't fly into that Milwaukee shopping mall when the white kids were rioting, did they?
13 posted on 01/04/2011 1:30:56 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: Pinkbell

Obviously, all of it is Bush’s Fault


14 posted on 01/04/2011 1:31:15 PM PST by JRios1968 (This is me, in a nutshell: "Let me out of here...I'm trapped in a nutshell!!!!")
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To: Pinkbell

Maybe a newly discovered species of “Dorkbird”


15 posted on 01/04/2011 1:32:33 PM PST by JRios1968 (This is me, in a nutshell: "Let me out of here...I'm trapped in a nutshell!!!!")
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To: Hodar

What if they’re migrating? Up here in the mitten, some of our best chances at seeing migrating birds (both coming and going) are early evening, as they set out, and mid-morning, as they’re looking for a place to roost for the day. I know Red-wing Blackbirds are migratory—I sure do miss them this time of year.


16 posted on 01/04/2011 1:32:35 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Pinkbell

I’m still waiting on the truth about the missile fired off the coast of california. Still waiting,,,,,,,,


17 posted on 01/04/2011 1:38:36 PM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: aomagrat

I did not know that the little town in Arkansas was nothing but wall-to-wall skycrapers.


18 posted on 01/04/2011 1:39:18 PM PST by rod1
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To: AdamBomb

Actually the “trauma” was caused by a delayed reaction to the airplane that took off from the Pacific Ocean a couple months back.


19 posted on 01/04/2011 1:39:34 PM PST by Murp (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Pinkbell

We know, for certain that it is NOT the fireworks. . .


20 posted on 01/04/2011 1:42:42 PM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: Pinkbell
I spent an inordinate amount of time researching this on Christmas day . I have come to the conclusion that there is only one answer: SOAP POISONING
21 posted on 01/04/2011 1:43:38 PM PST by Tupelo
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To: Gaffer
possibly caused by flying into buildings

Then, why do the reports indiacte they were found in open spaces? Shouldn't they all be piled up at the foundation of several buildings?

22 posted on 01/04/2011 1:47:24 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Pinkbell
Yep, birds were in that mall....


23 posted on 01/04/2011 1:47:30 PM PST by AdamBomb
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To: Murp

Another chaos theory nut I guess. :-)


24 posted on 01/04/2011 1:49:16 PM PST by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: JRios1968
Like this one?

Crazy Blackbird

25 posted on 01/04/2011 1:50:36 PM PST by brytlea
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To: grellis

One of the happy things about moving to S. FL was all the redwing blackbirds. I love them, they are everywhere and they are not only beautiful, I love to hear them sing in the spring. We had them in TX but not many and they mostly hung with those bad boy starling and cowbirds.


26 posted on 01/04/2011 1:53:08 PM PST by brytlea
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To: houeto; Quix; TaraP; null and void; B4Ranch
Avian-flew ping.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

27 posted on 01/04/2011 1:55:54 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: Pinkbell

Dead blackbirds? I call hate crime.


28 posted on 01/04/2011 1:56:42 PM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: Pinkbell

All I want to know is:

1. Why is this man’s (predominantly middle age white man’s) fault?

2. Why should I feel guilty about it?

3. How much, and where do I send the check?


29 posted on 01/04/2011 1:58:01 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Well, the first mistake (as a rational citizen) are making is that you're thinking!.

We can't expect State Officials [or Federal, for that matter] to do that!

These buttwipes are there to respond to MEDIA and no one else!

It does not matter what they say; it only matters that the media prints it. They can then return to their superfluous, meaningless jobs that tax our own treasure, force us to work even harder to make ends meet, and to enslave us.

30 posted on 01/04/2011 1:59:01 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: RonDog
*It's probably mercury poisoning — from all those broken Curly Fry Lightbulbs. / sarc*

Doesn't even needs the sarc!
Those mercury bulbs are going to ruin the environment way faster than CO2 will in several million years!

31 posted on 01/04/2011 2:00:50 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Pinkbell
After examining the birds found in Arkansas, state officials concluded that they had died as a result of blunt trauma, possibly caused by flying into buildings after being startled by New Year's fireworks.

This is almost the stoopidist thing I've ever read.

32 posted on 01/04/2011 2:02:01 PM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: JRios1968

I was thinking something similar. Or maybe we’re the dorks if we’re going to settle for these ridiculous “explanations.”

Good grief. When’s the last time you’ve heard or seen flocks of birds flying at midnight? And just where are all these super tall buildings that impeded the flight of these birds?

Did the fishies swim into tall buildings, too?


33 posted on 01/04/2011 2:02:18 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: Pinkbell
Gee, that's a weird coincidence- Ark, La, etc.... the same general region where POTUS sat back and allowed the oil spill to spread for 57 days, and then dumped untested, toxic dispersants into the water...
34 posted on 01/04/2011 2:03:16 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Pinkbell
Maybe they went there to die.

Some wildlife is funny like that.

35 posted on 01/04/2011 2:07:48 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Stupid Obama still lacks the experience needed to be President.)
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To: Pinkbell

interesting read here on this
http://tinyurl.com/2dnzc7k


36 posted on 01/04/2011 2:17:12 PM PST by SF_Redux (the scarier part about all these Marxists is, that a few of them can breed .. with the opposite sex)
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To: Pinkbell

These stories are very odd.


37 posted on 01/04/2011 2:24:59 PM PST by Huck (Do talk radio hosts get paid extra when they use the word "impugn"? It sure seems like it.)
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To: SF_Redux

For later


38 posted on 01/04/2011 2:27:33 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: SF_Redux

I read that report as well. It’s more plausible than the tripe which is being thrown around by the MSM at present... Thanks for posting it.


39 posted on 01/04/2011 2:27:40 PM PST by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: AdamBomb
Was this photo-shopped and omething that looks almost like dead blackbirds added in foreground; or are those just sweet things aka black underwear with a bit of red trim. . .that look like dead blackbirds. . .

(There is, of course, a third possibility that underscores my observation; but no need to go 'there'.)

OK; one more 'careful' look/lol.

40 posted on 01/04/2011 2:28:04 PM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: Pinkbell

birds mistaken fetilizer in newly planted fields for seed? who knows


41 posted on 01/04/2011 2:29:36 PM PST by chicken head
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To: Qbert

My fortuneteller told me that the reason all the birds (AR & LA) and the dead fish is related to the coming earthquake at the New Madrid fault.

The LSM is polishing their stories so that they can claim that since Rush is from that area, it is his and all the Tea Party, Conservatives and evil middle aged white men’ s fault.

Obama is so wish that he is not wasting resources on an area that will soon be gone and in two years he will hailed (sic) as a hero to all Americans and Future voters (illegal aliens)

By the way, I am going to win the $330 million lottery tonight.

Got to go and put my tin foil hat on. News time and time for my daily indoctrination.


42 posted on 01/04/2011 2:30:01 PM PST by Dacula (Proud husband of a Breast Cancer survivor.)
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To: SF_Redux

That was an interesting read. You ought to post that as its own article.


43 posted on 01/04/2011 2:32:53 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

Last time there was a major birdkill down here, it was hail. Grackles literally covered the ground at a school. Then 2-3 days later, it happened again. All those that were injured and not killed outright the first day.


44 posted on 01/04/2011 2:33:34 PM PST by SouthTexas (Happy New Year!)
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To: Dacula
Golly, be sure to wear a mask and protective clothing when you pick up your winnings. :-p......
45 posted on 01/04/2011 2:44:11 PM PST by Qbert
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To: Qbert

I recall one time a simular event occured, they said high winds or tornados had forced them up very high and the air temp drops 3 degrees per thousand foot so they froze and dropped to the ground plus the air was so thin at high levals they suffacated.


46 posted on 01/04/2011 3:21:52 PM PST by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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To: Waco

Interesting- seems possible with the recent tornadoes that hit the area.


47 posted on 01/04/2011 3:31:04 PM PST by Qbert
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Did the fishies swim into tall buildings, too?

Those, my friend, are dorkfish! They were looking for corndogs...

48 posted on 01/04/2011 3:42:41 PM PST by JRios1968 (This is me, in a nutshell: "Let me out of here...I'm trapped in a nutshell!!!!")
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To: Pinkbell
After examining the birds found in Arkansas, state officials concluded that they had died as a result of blunt trauma, possibly caused by flying into buildings after being startled by New Year's fireworks.

Were they mostly found at the base of said tall buildings?

49 posted on 01/04/2011 3:45:21 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: brytlea
If you move to Michigan and live near me you'll love hearing them constantly flying into your bay window in early spring when they return to nest in the cattails at the back of my property.. dumber than Obama...and they do it every year...another freeper suggested they were seeing their reflection in the window and were being territorial...sounds good to me...bam, then they sit on the rail of the deck and squawk.

Probably saying ouch in Red wing blackbird language..

50 posted on 01/04/2011 4:31:11 PM PST by goat granny
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