This received brief coverage on the UK news - footage of people in full hazard suits picking up the corpses. I notice that the official story is now 'mid-air collision' - but how does that tie in with the estimated 100,000 dead fish found along a 10 mile stretch of the Arkansas river?
A very strange story indeed. I wonder if any more details will emerge ...
Seems the birds were killed by trying to fly in the dark after being spooked by new years night fireworks, and colliding with buildings and/or each other in the dark.
Maybe time to bring in controls on fireworks?
The fish, probably a disease. They were 150 km away from where the bird mortality occurred.
Aliens - keep your doors locked !!
Dunno. I was led to these reports too. Fireworks? What; Like they've never before set off fireworks in that area, on new year, before now? Or have we just missed the annual report of mass deaths?
And, why only this particular species? Did every other bird in the area just shrug it's wings and say; " Aah. Just fireworks. " ?
Is the RWB found only in Arkansas? Do they only let off fireworks in Arkansas?
And what about the other 'theories' put forward; Hail storms? High winds? I've personally witnessed hail stones the size of marbles bouncing off the ground. I've been through a Hurricane or two. Never noticed dead Any birds littering the ground afterwards.
And then they send in the troops, kitted out in 'NBC' suites? What; To pick up birds which have died of " Shock " just hours ago? Or building strike? What; They hit a building. Broke their necks. Then flew off to drop dead on roads and open ground?
Yeah. Right .....
But, never mind. All one has to do is accuse anyone who attempts to question the 'Official' line, or apply a bit of common sense against that line as a " Conspiracy Theorist " who believes in Aliens and Bob's ye uncle; All dissent can be quashed with a sneer.
And that's why, I suspect, we'll never hear the truth behind this. Let alone those fish. Maybe they too were scared to death by fireworks?
Quite believable - they form huge, dense flocks, and if panicked at night, numerous casualties are perfectly plausible. And while those in more heavily populated regions might be accustomed to fireworks, flocks in largely rural states like Arkansas would very likely not be accustomed to them at all.
Actually, even in big cities, even birds that you'd expect to be habituated to fireworks go off in blind panic - just go to any firework event and watch all the local feral pigeons. The difference there is that in big cities, there's enough street lighting to stop them flying into things.
Oh, and remember the Ivory Gull that left Aldeburgh on New Years Eve a few years ago - that was due to firework disturbance as well.
It doesn't fly, Michael ~ if ye'll forgive the expression. As I said:
And now this: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2011...s_of_fish.html
Louisiana. I imagine they set off fireworks there too? In fact, I'd guess they probably set off fireworks in just about Every state. Every Year. I hear UK is getting more 'firework happy' these days? But, how many towns in UK have Ever reported masses of birds dropping out of the sky in response?
I'm not saying it's the CIA, aliens or a sign of impending apocalypse. But, I will say that I'll believe fireworks can explain all we see in these various reports about the same day I accept Oswald shot JFK
Damn. I can't get video's on my connection Colin; Do they mention Black Helicopters ....?