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    Default Sudden massive bird deaths

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/03/ark...ex.html?hpt=C1

    Up to 5,000 birds fell from the sky New Year's Eve in Beebe, Arkansas

    500 birds found dead in southern Louisiana in seemingly separate incident
    I've never heard of something like this happening before. I can see how fireworks, a storm, or aircraft might kill a few hundred birds at one time, but 5,000?

    And, why were thousands of birds of the same two types all in the exact same area at once?

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    Now it happened with fish, too. Creepy!!
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theloo...ratching-heads

    And from the above article, about the birds:
    UPDATE: A state veterinarian tells NBC that preliminary necropsy results from several birds show that they died of "multiple blunt trauma to their vital organs," though what caused the trauma remains uncertain. According to Dr. George Badley, their stomachs were empty, so they weren't poisoned, and they died in midair, not upon impact with the ground.

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    Nearby the town of Beebe, Arkansas is the Little Rock Air Force Base, which is the home of the 29th Weapons Squadron.

    A few possibilities:

    1. Enormous flock of birds flies toward base and shows up on radar as a possible unidentified, potential stealth, aircraft. Base or interceptor aircraft fires classified concussion weapon rather than surface to air missiles to avoid collateral civilian damage and attracting attention due to mid-air explosion.

    2. Since this happened shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve, maybe some base personnel were bored with the usual fireworks, and decided to ring in the new year with a boom from the new toy, a classified, focused concussion weapon. The birds were just unexpected collateral damage.

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    I read that it was caused by loud noise on new year's eve.

    Bullshit.

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    Massed birds in those numbers, usually have something to do with migration paths or destinations.

    The fireworks theory makes a lot of sense since the birds they examined had definitive physical trauma. Everything substantial that humans do have impact on their environment. This is similar to the impact of military sonar on whales and mammalian dolphins.

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    I'm guessing we will all forget about this in a week.
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    SADS

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    So..... If it's the fireworks.... Is that what happened in Louisiana?
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_804196.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by spamtar View Post
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