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New mass death of birds in Sweden......
Yahoo News ^ | Jan 5th, 2010

Posted on 01/05/2011 10:39:40 AM PST by TaraP

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – In a week that saw unexplained massive bird deaths in the southern United States, up to 100 birds were found lying in a snow-covered street in Sweden Wednesday, officials said.

"Most were dead," Christer Olofsson of rescue services in the southwestern town of Falkoeping said of the 50 to 100 jackdaw birds, a type of crow.

Ornithologist Anders Wirdheim said the find was surprising.

"This is unusual," he told tabloid Aftonbladet, which posted online a reader's photo of dozens of black birds littering a snow-covered road.

"They are probably jackdaws. They spend the winter in large flocks. If they are exposed to disturbances, they can become so stressed that they fly themselves to death," he said.

Olofsson told AFP the birds were first spotted around midnight by a police patrol, and that five had been taken in for analysis.

Olov Andersson of the National Veterinary Institute told news agency TT the carcasses would be analysed and that bacterial and viral tests, including for swine flu, would be performed.

The Falkoeping incident comes after two unexplained mass bird deaths in the United States.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birds; dead; sweden
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1 posted on 01/05/2011 10:39:43 AM PST by TaraP
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To: TaraP

God is playing ‘Angry Birds’?


2 posted on 01/05/2011 10:41:08 AM PST by RabidBartender
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To: TaraP

>> “Most were dead,”

Interrogate the ones that are still alive. They know something. Waterboard them if need be.

SnakeDoc


3 posted on 01/05/2011 10:42:01 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("They made it evident to every man [...] that human beings are many, but men are few." -- Herodotus)
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To: TaraP

“including for swine flu”

what a load of bullcrap.


4 posted on 01/05/2011 10:42:24 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: TaraP

I’m sorry, but does the sudden, unexplained death of birds and fish around the world in different, seemingly unrelated places give anyone a serious case of the screaming willies as it does me????

What’s doing it? Sudden releases of poisonous gas from the Earth? Cosmic radiation? Al Gore’s farts? WHAT is doing this????


5 posted on 01/05/2011 10:42:24 AM PST by hoagy62 (.)
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To: TaraP

This is getting curiouser and curiouser.


6 posted on 01/05/2011 10:42:42 AM PST by Jolla
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To: TaraP

Totally bizarre.


7 posted on 01/05/2011 10:43:01 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Jolla

You all know, don’t you, that at some point, this will all be attributed to ... global warming.


8 posted on 01/05/2011 10:43:34 AM PST by sand lake bar
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To: hoagy62

I think it has to do with the Magnetic Field, we are out of orbit...

I hear the birds Chirpping at 3:a.m outside my bedroom window...They are confused that’s for sure....


9 posted on 01/05/2011 10:44:40 AM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: sand lake bar

I was thinking ‘death panels’ myself.


10 posted on 01/05/2011 10:44:50 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: eastforker

*ping*


11 posted on 01/05/2011 10:44:52 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: TaraP

Colder than normal weather is causing this. Small animals have little to spare when it comes to heat preservation. Birds are particularly susceptible.


12 posted on 01/05/2011 10:45:08 AM PST by Blennos
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To: TaraP
If they are exposed to disturbances, they can become so stressed that they fly themselves to death

Bird Flew?

13 posted on 01/05/2011 10:45:21 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 715 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: TaraP

Are the poles swapping ends again?


14 posted on 01/05/2011 10:45:46 AM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: sand lake bar

THAT was being spewed on day one!

No lie.


15 posted on 01/05/2011 10:46:04 AM PST by a real Sheila (Election 2012. The end of an ERROR!)
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To: TaraP

FlashForward happening before our eyes.


16 posted on 01/05/2011 10:46:14 AM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: Jolla

2011 - the year of the Bird.


17 posted on 01/05/2011 10:46:45 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: hoagy62

Since we don’t know, It must be the CIA experimenting with the Aurora aircraft & HAARP
/s

8 bucks says alexjones/davidicke have some very plausible theories right about now, that make all sorts of connections that makes a vague kind of sense in a creepy kind of way.


18 posted on 01/05/2011 10:46:50 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: null and void

Aaaargh! LOL!


19 posted on 01/05/2011 10:46:59 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: RabidBartender

Just wait until the hail catches fire!


20 posted on 01/05/2011 10:47:18 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: TaraP





21 posted on 01/05/2011 10:47:28 AM PST by Scythian
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

The year of the cat?


22 posted on 01/05/2011 10:47:43 AM PST by Boardwalk
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To: B4Ranch

The poles don’t swap ends. Those graphics they show you don’t really exist. It’s all statistical, non-observed claptrap.


23 posted on 01/05/2011 10:47:57 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Capitol Hill operator 866-727-4894 toll free. Just say which Representative/Senator you want to spea)
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To: SnakeDoctor
Interrogate the ones that are still alive. They know something. Waterboard them if need be.

Geezzz!!!

Didn't you read???? They are blackbirds. There isn't a stool pigdeon among them.



lol
24 posted on 01/05/2011 10:48:08 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TaraP

It is winter and there has been unusually cold weather across the planet.


25 posted on 01/05/2011 10:48:14 AM PST by fso301
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To: Blennos
Colder than normal weather is causing this. Small animals have little to spare when it comes to heat preservation. Birds are particularly susceptible.

Bingo!
26 posted on 01/05/2011 10:48:30 AM PST by Signalman
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To: skr
Photobucket
27 posted on 01/05/2011 10:48:47 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 715 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Yeah, I caught that, too. Wonder why they didn’t go with “avian flu”? Sheesh.


28 posted on 01/05/2011 10:49:02 AM PST by Zarro (Hands off Our Junk!)
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To: TaraP

Did you see the China one an Eagle fell from the sky and hit a guy they are talking about the electro magnetic pole.

Google translation snippet...

“There may be and the polarity of the magnetic field changes related to conversion, according to Indian newspaper reports, Hyderabad (Hyderabad), a company in 2012, researchers predicted that the Earth and the Sun’s magnetic poles will reverse. Earth’s magnetic reversal Earth’s magnetic field is the occurrence of the Arctic and Antarctic swap, in the course of the earth will experience at some point in time there is no magnetic field in the state.”

http://www.chou4.com/ky/showArticle.htm?topTypeId=62&articleId=3449


29 posted on 01/05/2011 10:49:14 AM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

A-well-a everybody’s heard about the bird
B-b-b-bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a don’t you know about the bird?
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word!


30 posted on 01/05/2011 10:49:22 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SnakeDoctor

One bird, just before he died, was heard to say “Keyser Söze.”


31 posted on 01/05/2011 10:49:42 AM 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: TaraP

The birds have been chirping outside my sister’s bedroom window in Orange County, NY, since she moved there four years ago. Only they start at 2:30 am on the dot.


32 posted on 01/05/2011 10:50:31 AM PST by goldi (')
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To: TaraP

One of the birds whispered “Follow Obama’s birth certificate, therein lies the key ...”


33 posted on 01/05/2011 10:51:05 AM PST by Scythian
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To: fso301

I wonder if thier were Massive Bird deaths in the last Ice Age.....


34 posted on 01/05/2011 10:51:09 AM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TaraP

I’m thinking some government has a very neat new death ray that they are playing with.


35 posted on 01/05/2011 10:52:05 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, than Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: hoagy62

I’m with you.
I find it to be very troubling, HOWEVER, I realize how the MSM will suddenly get their marching orders from higher up the food chain and will all jump all over an event, making it look like something that has never happened before and getting everyone all atwitter.

Look at what they have done the past few years with the various flu “epidemics.”

I still don’t know what to think about the whole oil spill story. THey kept contradicting themselves, now they are saying “all is well.” That is BS! Either they were lying in the beginning or they are lying now.

Therefore, I have to wonder if this type of thing (bird deaths) happens every time we have some particularly cold weather and whether the media is suddenly jumping on it, setting us up to pass globull warming legislation.

Remember, there is ALWAYS AN AGENDA for EVERY msm story!
Always! Every story!


36 posted on 01/05/2011 10:52:11 AM PST by a real Sheila (Election 2012. The end of an ERROR!)
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To: hoagy62

..maybe we’re not logged in?


37 posted on 01/05/2011 10:53:00 AM PST by de.rm (Bang, bang, . . bang. Shhh=Bush, the elder, E. Howard Hunt, LBJ, Mrs, Edgar Hoover)
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To: hoagy62
hmmm....the great goreacle passing gas.... that could be a good explantion ;-)

I agree though..... there has to be a connection, as it is all within days of each other and in different places, so an explanation for one doesn't work for another.... I hate to sound conspiratorial but it does make one wonder if there is some "experiment" going on..

just curious.... has anyone been having equilibrium issues? I have but have attributed it to sinus issues.

(ok now I need to go get some heavy duty tin foil for a new hat...)
38 posted on 01/05/2011 10:53:47 AM PST by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: TaraP

Zephaniah 1:3

“I will sweep away both men and animals; I will sweep away the birds of the air and the fish of the sea. The wicked will have only heaps of rubble when I cut off man from the face of the earth,” declares the LORD.


39 posted on 01/05/2011 10:53:58 AM PST by TheBigIf
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To: hoagy62
Think about this. 20 years ago if these incidences had happened, would anyone have been able to link them?

No, they would have been localized stories that would have faded in a day.

With global communication, these things can be put together.

It's likely just a couple of isolated occurrences with no connection.

40 posted on 01/05/2011 10:53:58 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: TaraP; RabidBartender; SnakeDoctor; Christian Engineer Mass; hoagy62; Jolla; Beowulf9; ...

Oh balls!

Considering the state of “journolism” I’d just say this is a case of reporters dredging up any unusual wildlife news here and around the world to get us going. I’m wondering if what’s going on is all that statistically unusual or if the only thing unusual is all the attention being paid to it.

Just a year ago this would all be proof positive of Global Warming and that’s what the headlines would lead with. Recall that stories about unusually aggressive behavior on the part of stingrays (in the wake of Steve Irwin’s death) was being dredged up a few years ago and being put forward as being somehow caused by Global Warming.

This could just as easily be a harbinger of the next 9/11. Recall the summer of 2001 being full of stories of shark attacks. All we need is for another petty political sex scandal (Chandra Levy) and we’re gonna git bombs.


41 posted on 01/05/2011 10:54:40 AM PST by sinanju
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To: TaraP

I suspect that this is not really that uncommon, but is making the news.

Though the story line “the birds got scared and had a heart attack” is BS.


42 posted on 01/05/2011 10:54:59 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: FromLori
YIKES!!
43 posted on 01/05/2011 10:55:39 AM PST by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: TomGuy

Maybe there was a yellow-bellied blackbird in there somewhere.

SnakeDoc


44 posted on 01/05/2011 10:55:39 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("They made it evident to every man [...] that human beings are many, but men are few." -- Herodotus)
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To: TaraP

Were they dead or just pining for the fjords?


45 posted on 01/05/2011 10:56:02 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Scythian

“...the bees know.....”


46 posted on 01/05/2011 10:58:03 AM PST by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: TaraP
Crabs too..

Thousands of dead crabs have washed up along the Kent coast, with environmental experts believing the cold weather in Britain is to blame.

The Velvet swimming crabs - also called devil crabs - are thought to be victims of Britain's coldest December in 120 years, which left sea temperatures much lower than average.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1344242/40-000-devil-crabs-washed-British-beach-freezing-conditions-hypothermia.html

47 posted on 01/05/2011 10:59:04 AM PST by Michael Barnes (Guilty of being White.)
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To: TaraP
I wonder if thier were Massive Bird deaths in the last Ice Age.....
48 posted on 01/05/2011 11:02:12 AM PST by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: TaraP

I expect a liberal is going to blame this as Earth’s reaction to a Republican controlled House.


49 posted on 01/05/2011 11:02:13 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: TaraP

maybe they’re just bored


50 posted on 01/05/2011 11:02:37 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Being awake is dangerous and silly.)
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