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Dead Birds: Thousands of turtle doves fall from sky in Italy
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Posted on 01/07/2011 11:14:36 AM PST by marthemaria

Witnesses in Italy said thousands of turtle doves fell from the sky, Wednesday, Jan. 5, following a series of incidents in the United States and Sweden.

According to residents in the town of Faenza, birds were falling from the sky like “little Christmas balls." The reports are similar to witness accounts from New Year’s Eve when Arkansas partygoers took cover as 4,000 red-winged blackbirds and starlings pinged cars, rooftops and roadways.

Unlike birds that died in other areas of the world, the turtle doves were found with a strange blue stain on their beaks.

“We have no idea,” a witness said via e-mail, “why this happened all of the sudden. The doves just started falling one-by-one then in groups of 10s and 20s.”

Initial tests of the doves indicated that the blue stains on the beaks could have been caused by poisoning or hypoxia.

Hypoxia, a lack of oxygen, is known to cause confusion and illness in animals. It is also a common precursor to altitude sickness.

Scientists in Italy said official test results done on many of the dead turtle doves will not be available for at least a week.

Unlike incidents in Sweden and the U.S., the kill in Italy marks the first in which poisoning or sickness is suspected.

Birds in Arkansas, Louisiana and Kentucky showed signs of blunt trauma. Many birds were found with broken wings, necks, beaks and legs, suggesting they became confused and flew into solid structures.

Italian officials also said cold weather could be a factor in the kill. The flock could have been swept into a high-altitude wind storm before dropping to the earth.

As of press time, the number of dead turtle doves near Faenza was expected to reach 8,000 or more.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aflockalypse; birddeaths; birds

1 posted on 01/07/2011 11:14:37 AM PST by marthemaria
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To: marthemaria

HAARP....all explained here.

http://www.haarp.net/


2 posted on 01/07/2011 11:17:23 AM PST by freebird5850 (When 0bama fails, FREEDOM prevails!)
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To: marthemaria

I’m sure this has been mentioned before, but the “blunt force trauma” couldn’t have been caused by falling out of the sky onto, like, the ground, could it?


3 posted on 01/07/2011 11:17:34 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: marthemaria

Starting the runup to 2012.


4 posted on 01/07/2011 11:17:57 AM PST by pa_dweller (Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves:... Isa 1:23)
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To: marthemaria

Wake me when its a flock of turtles.

Now that would be something I’ve never seen before.


5 posted on 01/07/2011 11:18:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: pa_dweller

Party likes it’s 1999!


6 posted on 01/07/2011 11:21:14 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: marthemaria

7 posted on 01/07/2011 11:22:19 AM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: freedomlover; All

Then one would have to answer what caused them to fall outof the sky in the first place. Then I seriously doubt the 100,000 fish kill was caused by falling out of the sky. So far violent winds or hail makes the most sense for the birds. The fish is a big question.


8 posted on 01/07/2011 11:23:36 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: marthemaria

This pisses me off. I have been to Faenza in N Italy. Obam tuns the military gay and now they are up to something. This is HAARP or that new military space ship. I am so sick of this s**t.


9 posted on 01/07/2011 11:28:12 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: freedomlover

“Birds in Arkansas, Louisiana and Kentucky showed signs of blunt trauma. Many birds were found with broken wings, necks, beaks and legs, suggesting they became confused and flew into solid structures.”

Perhaps they all ate something that made them drunk.


10 posted on 01/07/2011 11:30:44 AM PST by zot
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To: marthemaria
suggesting they became confused

I'm still going with the theory the birds heard a speech by Obama. Or a laser beam from the Worldwide Zionist Conspiracy (that one should be coming out of Egypt, Yemen or Iran before too long).
11 posted on 01/07/2011 11:31:51 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: cripplecreek
Wake me when its a flock of turtles.

Oh, sorry. Thought you said "Flock of Seagulls" ;)

But the 1980's were certainly better days than now - bad music videos notwithstanding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUjIA3Rt7gk
12 posted on 01/07/2011 11:35:16 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

The Earth’s magnetic field is preparing to flip. During this phase the magnetic lines are all screwed up, causing confusion in animlas which use the magnetic data. Exhaustion may be the major cause of these ‘bird falls’ and possibly even fish die-offs.


13 posted on 01/07/2011 11:35:40 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: cripplecreek
Wake me when its a flock of turtles.

Or moose. Moose falling from the sky would be quite a sight to see.

14 posted on 01/07/2011 11:35:52 AM PST by Allegra (You're a towel.)
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To: marthemaria

Maybe its the crab nebula gamma rays.


15 posted on 01/07/2011 11:41:29 AM PST by MissMack99
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To: freedomlover

Yep, that makes the most sense regarding the trauma. What caused them to fall would be separate from that damage; though it seems it’s always overlooked.


16 posted on 01/07/2011 11:41:44 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: marthemaria

The partridge remained in the pear tree.


17 posted on 01/07/2011 11:41:55 AM PST by Stosh
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To: shibumi; 50mm

Demi Moore ping.


18 posted on 01/07/2011 11:42:15 AM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight)
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To: Allegra; cripplecreek

Or flying pigs falling from the sky over _______ (insert destination as you see fit)


19 posted on 01/07/2011 11:43:32 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Stosh

Lead astray by the four calling birds ...


20 posted on 01/07/2011 11:45:48 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Stosh

Lead astray by the four calling birds and three French hens ... no doubt to get their gold rings.


21 posted on 01/07/2011 11:46:31 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: freedomlover

Of course that’s the logical explanation for the injuries. But that’s not convoluted or complicated enough to be classified as “scientific.” :)


22 posted on 01/07/2011 11:52:25 AM PST by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: freekitty

One more to add to your depressing list.


23 posted on 01/07/2011 11:54:33 AM PST by txhurl (This Is Not America.)
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To: MHGinTN

The Earth’s magnetic field is preparing to flip. During this phase the magnetic lines are all screwed up, causing confusion in animlas which use the magnetic data. Exhaustion may be the major cause of these ‘bird falls’ and possibly even fish die-offs.


This easily explains bird exhaustion, freezing and dropping, but it does not explain the fish and crab dieoffs.
Crabs and fish don’t migrate, well, most fish don’t. They hug the shore.


24 posted on 01/07/2011 12:00:24 PM PST by txhurl (This Is Not America.)
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To: MHGinTN

And following the magnetic lines theory, we should see aberrations in geese migration, too.


25 posted on 01/07/2011 12:01:31 PM PST by txhurl (This Is Not America.)
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To: cripplecreek
Now that would be something I’ve never seen before.

Where and when did you see 5,000 dead turtle doves fall from the sky?

Where and when have you seen thousands of dead blackbirds?

Where and when have you seen tens of thousands of dead Red Snappers wash up on the beach?

26 posted on 01/07/2011 12:05:12 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: marthemaria

So which was it? A flock of turtles, or a flock of doves?


27 posted on 01/07/2011 12:06:55 PM PST by righttackle44
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To: marthemaria

Unidentified Flogging Objects (UFOs).


28 posted on 01/07/2011 12:13:28 PM PST by Check6 (United States of Moronia: A nation of morons ruled by a gang of communist thugs.)
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To: gleeaikin
Then one would have to answer what caused them to fall out of the sky in the first place.

I'm thinking it's probably because they were dead. :D

29 posted on 01/07/2011 12:20:30 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Check6

Remember

Every time a birdie dies, Alex Jones gets his wings.


30 posted on 01/07/2011 12:24:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: marthemaria; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono

31 posted on 01/07/2011 12:25:17 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: marthemaria

Dadgum teenage aliens out joyriding again!

Buzzing the earth and cutting donuts in our atmosphere!


32 posted on 01/07/2011 12:44:40 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites" - Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Salamander
Demi Moore ping.

OK, you got me curious. Is that because she was in "The Seventh Sign" ?
33 posted on 01/07/2011 12:45:15 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: marthemaria
I notice that there was a ‘strange blue tint’ on their beaks. That reminds me of a ‘strange blue snow’ in Illinois a few years ago. It turned out to be waste water from an airplanes sewage tank which accidentally leaked leaving a mess behind.

Since those toilet tanks contain chemicals to kill their bacteria, it may be possible that the flock of birds simply happened to fly through some waste water being dumped by an airplane and the chemicals did them in.

34 posted on 01/07/2011 1:26:49 PM PST by dglang
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To: dglang

that or they got in a brawl with the Tidy Bowl man.


35 posted on 01/07/2011 2:19:23 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: dglang; freekitty

A google mapping does show Atlanta as the ‘hub’.

Maybe the airlines are using new non-freezing material in the onboard johns. This would explain it.


36 posted on 01/07/2011 3:37:31 PM PST by txhurl (This Is Not America.)
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To: fr_freak

Yep....:)


37 posted on 01/07/2011 6:06:54 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight)
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To: fr_freak; shibumi; 50mm

I can also blame Ingmar Bergman because his films usually had annoyingly random dead birds symbolically falling from the sky....but that would be even more enigmatic....LOL


38 posted on 01/07/2011 6:09:44 PM PST by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight)
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