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Swedish birds 'scared to death': veterinarian

TT/Vivian Tse · 5 Jan 2011, 13:15

Published: 05 Jan 2011 12:43 GMT+01:00
Updated: 05 Jan 2011 13:15 GMT+01:00

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Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, residents found 50 to 100 jackdaws on a street in Falköping southeast of Skövde. The incident echoed a number of unexplained incidents earlier this week across the southern US.

County veterinarian Robert ter Horst believes that the birds may have been literally scared to death by fireworks set off on Tuesday night.

"We have received information from local residents last night. Our main theory is that the birds were scared away because of the fireworks and landed on the road, but couldn't fly away from the stress and were hit by a car," he explained to The Local on Wednesday.

He added that they likely had difficulty orienting themselves in the dark and although they have received one report involving a vehicular collision with the birds, ter Horst believes they may have been hit by more.

"We will continue to look at whether there are other theories, but then we have to do an autopsy on the birds. The birds just now are in a car on the way to a laboratory in Uppsala. We don't know exactly what happened yet, but we will continue the investigation," he added.

ter Horst noted that he has also received some reports about pigeons, but the incident has happened too quickly to assume that it is related to the untimely demise of the jackdaws.

The site where the birds were found has now been blocked for a veterinary inspection of the birds. Emergency services had cordoned off the area earlier on Wednesday.

According to Sveriges Radio Skaraborg, these are between 50 and 100 dead birds.

Anders Wirdheim of the Swedish Ornithological Society (Sveriges ornitologiska förening, SOF) believes the jackdaws likely were frightened in the middle of the night, then flew around in the dark and collided with various objects.

"Jackdaws spend the night in trees in large flocks. If they are frightened, hundreds of birds could take flight at once," he told TT.

Wirdheim noted that the affected bird species in the US are also those who spend the night in large flocks. He added that the birds' situation may have aggravated because they are weakened.

"This winter has been unusually tough and jackdaws may be in poor condition. That makes it easier for them to fly into different objects. There is very little food in the wild compared with previous years and I see dying birds every day," he said.

Olov Andersson, the director of communications at the National Veterinary Institute (Statens veterinärmedicinska anstalt, SVA) in Uppsala, said the samples will arrive in several hours by delivery service depending on the weather.

He added that he hopes the animals are not crushed by car wheels or injured by cats and dogs. The animal carcasses will be examined anatomically. Bacterial and viral samples will be taken, as well as tests for avian flu.

"We may have results late on Friday or early next week," he said.

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On New Year's Eve, an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 blackbirds tumbled from the sky on an Arkansas town shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve.

Separately, 500 birds plummeted to the ground 580 kilometres away in Louisiana on Monday and a Kentucky woman reported finding dozens of dead birds in her yard.

Speculation on the causes of the US bird deaths has ranged from fireworks, the weather, noxious fumes or a "sonic boom."

In addition, up to 100,000 dead and dying drum fish have washed up in the Arkansas River and tens of thousands of dead fish have been found in the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

TT/Vivian Tse (news@thelocal.se)

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10:21 January 5, 2011 by loddfafnir
Come on. It's gone more than 5 minutes and nobody has blamed this on Climate Change yet. You are slipping!
10:24 January 5, 2011 by landofthesheeple
Must be "End of Days", 2012 is right around the corner Ya ' know : ) lol
11:09 January 5, 2011 by Brtahan
Its fire crackers , they got scared and their heart stopped working.
11:26 January 5, 2011 by Soft Boiled
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11:28 January 5, 2011 by zooeden
The most hillarious explanation I read was that they died of stress hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha Oh my god I swear the guy that wrote that has issues Im thinking a guy cause if I write that it was a chick they delete my post hehehe...

2012 please make it happen!!!!
12:06 January 5, 2011 by Tennessee Thunder
Damn Trow,you surprise me.I figured you would say It was our super secret anti bird laser that we have on the back side of Mars and an errant proton beam aimed at Iran skipped off a super secret heat wave tower located on the moon,then landed here,,Damn we Americans can't get anything right.
12:14 January 5, 2011 by RobinHood
It's clearly to do with the conspiracy between the Zionists, Fascists, Falun Gong supporters and the aliens from planet Zark. As we approach the tenth anniversary of September 11, and the 2000th anniversary of the death of Christ, the Dark Council will strike again and again at the Earth's outer defences. This time it's the birds; soon it'll be the squirrels. When the flies start dropping like - well flies; that's the time to head for the South Pole and try and get a place on the Star Arks the Americans and Chinese are building down there using the mineral resources they are stealing from Afghanistan.

I am typing this wearing a hat I made from aluminium foil so they can't see what I am doing. I recommend you all make one. The instructions are here: http://zapatopi.net/afdb/
12:16 January 5, 2011 by glamshek
5000 died in the Great Satan USA, and now in Sweden...What could be the cause while nobody knows it. Firecrackers is surely not a good explanation. Coz an aeroplane or a helicopter or missiles from US canons and variety of firepower already exists in the skies. Come up with something explanable rather than unexplanable circumstances . Climate people keep your mouths shut for some time ! Lets see these scientists versions.
12:35 January 5, 2011 by Israeli Jew
Swedes are well-known by their striking intelligence because they eat tons of fish and potatoes.

So, let's see what kind of elucidations they will provide for this case.

I am pretty confident that they will magnetize the entire universe with their way of reasoning, But I hope this time they will not associate this case with the fertilization process for chicken eggs in Guatemala or the consequences of colonization in Namibia.

I can't wait !
12:38 January 5, 2011 by wenddiver
The birds hit a wind shear (it has dropped an airliner at New Orleans into a neighborhood once), leading to impact deaths when they hit the ground.
13:00 January 5, 2011 by glamshek
This case of aeroplane, Missiles, blah bla is ruled out this time. Neither we saw a plane nor helicopter. Lets see what scientists have to say this time ! and Lets not distort the facts everytime !
13:12 January 5, 2011 by einsteins monkey
poor birds...so sad :(
13:13 January 5, 2011 by sebseb
It is interesting that one of the possible causes of the bird deaths may be fireworks. The problem, is that yesterday was the 4th of January and I doubt that they had a lot of fireworks going on in Falköping.

Rationally, we should look into 2 causes: Chemicals in the air or "sonic boom".

Still, it doesn't explain the deaths of 100 000 fishes.

If I were asked, I would say that Chemtrails and HAARP are to blame. They are actually linked together. Chemtrails is the spraying or metals (aluminium for instance) in the atmosphere and HAARP is the shooting of radio waves, which can be conducted by metals.

You think I am crasy? Look at the video here http://www.tslskonsult.com/2011/01/une-pluie-doiseaux-en-suede.html

I for one believe that it is rather the people who believe that the fireworks kill the 100 000 fishes and the thousands of birds, in Sweden and in at least 3 different states in the US who are crazy.

Yet, the media will swallow anything from the officials.

There is something going on, that's for sure. I have seen Chemtrails in the Gothenburg area since the beginning of winter 2009, and it has never stopped since. I see it on a weekly basis, sometimes 2-3 times a week.

Look for the documentary "What in the world are they spraying" and research on "HAARP" and "CHEMTRAILS" together on Google.

13:14 January 5, 2011 by tombby11
KILL them all !! They must be immigrant BIRDS!!!!!!! lool
13:18 January 5, 2011 by glamshek
Who made the chemical reactions and all the metals ? Who made water ? Why is it two atoms of Hydrogen with one atom of Oxygen always, why not 5 : 56 ?
13:18 January 5, 2011 by Daho
It's allready explained. A truck driver have reported that he hit the birds late a night yesterday, he says thet were alive and was probably picking salt from the street when he drove into the birds.
13:19 January 5, 2011 by kiruna
HAARP experiments have been often the case in the last few months. The particles are first sprayed on the sky by planes and you can see the white persistent trails (Geoengineering the stratosphere). Then when the sky is covered by a grid like pattern, HAARP fervencies are applied and the clouds turn "boiling". Then a gray dirty fog covers everything for several days.

See http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080423/full/452930a.html

or Follow a set of plasma experiments on: http://www.kurasc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/s-ramp/abstract/s19.txt
14:06 January 5, 2011 by nycinhamburg
Fireworks?? Really, come on! This isn't the first year we have had fireworks! I am not the type of person to always jump the gun on things but that is just the silliest explanation I have ever heard of! It has to do something with the climate or something like this. If it were fireworks this would be happening year after year.
14:09 January 5, 2011 by attanew
http://i.picasion.com/pic37/ae1878262175d6ad3984883edb10cfa6.gif This Haarp data (back grounds noise) for the same time of dead birds...!!

I am not expert.. but I wanna know what is this drop in same time ???
14:12 January 5, 2011 by sebseb
So, how are they going to explain the death of 100 000 fishes? Fireworks too?

Come on. Yesterday was the 4 of january.

Think about London. They had HUGE, AMAZING, BIGS fireworks and no birds were reported dead. Same in several cities in the world on New years eve.

But the 4th of january, in Sweden, Fireworks killed birds. Scared to death...

Wow, and people will believe it.
14:16 January 5, 2011 by attanew
I forgot to give original reference:

Change time from left sidebar ...
14:18 January 5, 2011 by Daho
If you look at the photos from the tabloids you'll see that the dead birds in Falköping are found on the road. All of them. A coincidence? Then you have a trucker reporting that he hit the birds yesterday. But no, the real explanation must be HAARP, radioactivity, polar shifts or nature's revenge...
14:36 January 5, 2011 by sebseb

Yeah, it might be a coincidence. So, the "scared to death" is not plausible.

So, it looks like over 60 birds were so hungry for salt that they all stayed in the middle of the road and all waited to be crashed by a truck.

Case closed I guess.

But what about the 5000 birds in the USA? Was it the same truck you think? And the 100 000 fishes? Have you asked the trucker if he also drove on the fishes?
14:57 January 5, 2011 by svenskamerikansk

The most plausible theory for bird deaths in the USA was that they were caught up in massive storm front , killed, and spit out by the violent wind currents that exist in such storms.

This actually has occurred twice in two different states and attributed to the same storm front. I believe this the same storm front that produced tornadoes that destroyed a town and killed several people.
14:59 January 5, 2011 by zircon
I care for my birds (indoors) and think that it is good to hear once in a while that someone comes up with something more specific/ independent as this.
15:02 January 5, 2011 by Daho
No, sebseb, it's probably not the trucker that caused the death of the 100 000 fishes in USA. It's an entirely different case. I'd guess it was a toxic pollution of some sort.

I'm not the one making far-fetched connections between completely unrelated events, such as the death of fish and birds in USA with the dead birds in Falköping.
15:10 January 5, 2011 by believe
My Mom watches a lot of Sci-Fi. She's 75 now and she told me she believes it might be aliens. Sure...why not? Good a guess as any.
15:15 January 5, 2011 by sebseb

you say a trucker "said" he killed the birds. First of, where is your source. Second of all, maybe the birds were already death when the trucker went by.

Solely on the Swedish's case, we have a veterinary who believes the birds were scared to death by fireworks or something else, and then felt on the ground.

We have a truckers who said killed the birds, but those birds were not scared when the big truck came. On the picture, there are a lot of snow, and the speed limit is 50 km per hour. Very hard to believe that all birds could have been killed by one truck.

TheLocal article also mentioned the death of birds and fishes in the USA. I agree that the death of birds in Sweden and in the USA is not necessary linked together, but it is also plausible that it is.

My point is that the Haarp is just as plausible as the "scared to death" and "truck driver version". In fact, look at it closely: The Haarp project is well documented.

Of course, they will never tell if it's the case. So, in the end, people will be made to believe it was either the "killing truck" or the "Scared to death" which is responsible.

Anyway, we still have no explanation for the bird deaths in the USA, nor for the 100 000 fishes.
15:38 January 5, 2011 by jjoensuu
If the HAARP heating is the cause of this, perhaps it is so indirectly, e.g. in that the dead animals rely on information or something from the ionosphere.
15:39 January 5, 2011 by justhowifeel
there is a group over here, USA, that claim Bush did it
15:54 January 5, 2011 by Usman
Drone Attacks might have done this..........
15:59 January 5, 2011 by Daho
sebseb, the trucker called the Rescue Service after he had realized that the story had become news in Sweden and internationally, this according to Aftonbladet and Göteborgs-Posten. He said he drove into some 70 birds and hit "a lot of them" and that they were alive at the time of the event.

The birds in USA seem to have hit a storm weather.
16:28 January 5, 2011 by jjoensuu
@Daho (#34)

According to the Aftonbladet news article, "bara en del av de döda fåglarna på vägen hade yttre skador" ("only some of the birds had external injuries").

In fact I am sure that the veterinarian would have noticed if the birds looked like they had died simply due to being driven over.

Besides the storm weather theory on the US cases is not conclusive because, although there was stormy weather somewhat near the areas where the birds were found, it was still some kilometers away from where the birds were found.
16:40 January 5, 2011 by red.king
Fireworks... what a feather-brained notion..... :)
17:03 January 5, 2011 by Daho
jjoensuu, so they died of internal injuries, like bleeding, after being hit by the truck. I've seen a dead bird outside my house after a window-collision, I couldn't see any external injuries on that bird.

On the birds in USA. From AP:

"There was lightning in the area between 9:19 and 9:30 p.m. CDT," said AccuWeather.com Information Manager, Henry Margusity. "A couple of strokes had between 380,000 and 540,000 amps."

There are estimates that more than 1,000 birds had fallen before midnight. The birds were found in an area that is 1 mile long and 1/2 of a mile wide. No birds were found outside of this area.

Lightning, high-altitude hail or stress from fireworks are all factors that are being considered as a cause of death for the birds, according to the Associated Press. Poisoning is not suspected to be a cause."

So the case in USA is not closed yet, unlike Falköping, but that does not mean any fringe theory like HAARP etc is "just as likely".
17:08 January 5, 2011 by jjoensuu
Another issue is that recently they also found dead fishes in USA, estimated about 2 million of them, according to this article:

Dead Birds Fall From Sky In Sweden, Millions Of Dead Fish Found In Maryland, Brazil, New Zealand


Besides above they also found dead fish in Arkansas and Louisiana, somewhere near the area of the bird death. And supposedly something similar also has happened in Argentina but I have not yet found any news article about this.
17:18 January 5, 2011 by Erichson
Well we got our early warning alarm. Now what do we do with it? In the US the 5,500 birds and massive fish kill all died of natural causes. Welcome to the world of the spin doctors. We`ll leave the reality of it all up to you. Blinders on and back to work. ;)
17:21 January 5, 2011 by Strongbow
It is just a guerrilla marketing from Rovio software.
18:46 January 5, 2011 by Redbee
Fireworks can cause immense stress for people and animals plus animals have no understanding what is happening .My old dog would continually shake like a jelly and nothing i did would make him settle all the night through . Now he is deaf he is not bothered by them now .I hate fireworks ,allways have , the noise and vibrations that shake the windows till the early hours of the morning and the fact people are often injured plus the cruelty to animals by fireworks .I often wonder about wildlife and how frightened they must be by the bangs ,i'd like to see the back of fireworks ( wishful thinking i know ) . If the cause of death was fireworks it's sad but i expect it would be hard to prove .
19:10 January 5, 2011 by bigfish123
I can't believe no one has thought to reply ,if it was Fireworks ( that is just laughable ) then why did it not happen last year or the year before etc. etc. Have a Happy End of Days New Year Everyone!
20:10 January 5, 2011 by Wireless.Phil
Not just Arkansas and Louisiana.

I did a search yesterday, one video said the USDA was setting out poison seed.


*Task force to meet on pelican injuries, deaths North Carolina

*Penguins Starve to Death on New Zealand Beaches as La Nina Affects

*People in the West country are being asked to collect and post any dead Fulmar ... Britain, The Cornishman - ‎Dec 31, 2010‎

*Japan, below, H5N1 Avian Virus?

Japan Is on High Alert as a Virus Infiltrates Bird-Heavy Regions
20:28 January 5, 2011 by donnellan
its the great satan, america here. what about the meteor shower, some days past. could that be a possibility?
20:30 January 5, 2011 by LakeRat
I can not fathom why so many people would dismiss the notion of government involvement, at least in the U.S., given the numbers. I spent much of my youth on my grandfather's farm, and shooting the massive redwing blackbird flocks out of the corn was performed many times every day near harvest; if you didn't do this, your crop was gone within hours. There is no way "fear" killed these hardy birds.

As to the US government (or private contractor) involvement, we already have devastated whales with the long range radar. The government gave LSD, chemical castration, radiation and other little gems to parts of its' citizenry without divulging it for decades. They already have (per 60 Minutes TV show) a device that sends very hot rays over hundreds of yards, too hot for people to tolerate. It is a very short hop to consider some sort of sound or energy wave being tested over the holidays in remote areas.

It may very well be a natural phenomenon, but to dismiss outright the notion of government involvement is incredibly naive. Don't forget folks-Saddam "absolutely" has WMD; the air in NYC on 9-12 is "safe to breathe"; myself? I'm stocking up on duct tape and plastic...
20:38 January 5, 2011 by consciousGOD
The world is full of educated idiots. I have never heard of any documented case of an animal dying of fear. IF this were so, there would be no animals. Just doesn't happen. Most likely the fumes from exploded fire works asphyxiated the birds and they died with they hit the ground. IF it is fumes, then watch the Fed band fireworks everywhere.
21:19 January 5, 2011 by BudTuglie
George Bush is fully responsible for this. There is nothing more dangerous to the world right now than an ex-President conservative with too much time on his hands. Yup, the birds were cooked in flight by Hot-Rays in Texas and they landed in neighboring Arkansas.
21:36 January 5, 2011 by maxman33
Turning and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned .........

Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand ............

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,

Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
22:36 January 5, 2011 by jjoensuu

"George Bush is fully responsible for this."

are you sure about that...Fox News just put the blame on Obamas mismanagement of the environment...
23:00 January 5, 2011 by ajs42548
We must remember that it couldn't be disease or even hunger that killed these birds. In all of these events, the birds were all killed at the same time and fell from the sky at the same time. This wouldn't be the case with disease or hunger.
23:51 January 5, 2011 by jaom651946
Someone commented that the birds "starved to death?" If that "really makes sense to you then you should be a article reporter!!! No common sense!!! All these birds would not starve at the exact same time in the same immediate area!!!

I like my theories(better) but do they make common sense? I.E. Has any one been keeping an eye out for the space aliens? The one's who fly the flying saucers? Or how about there possibly being some kind of chemical or poison that is being experimented with by foreign country's the killer being present in "Our" fire-works that we celebrate with???
00:18 January 6, 2011 by jbat
Anybody with knowledge know US consume more power than any other country in this world.. thus making more pollution compare to any other country in this world....

But again... according to US govt and US citizens... muslims are the one who should be blame for all shits they make....

Hail Busherrrr... LOL
00:42 January 6, 2011 by cornczech
I just think it strange that so many bird/fish deaths have been reported all of a sudden..all just about all of them occurring around the same time. I remember reading about things falling from the sky...frogs, etc....when I was a kid..and I am 44 years of age...so strange things happen...but why so many birds? Fish die a lot and sometimes in GREAT numbers....but all of these bird deaths, all around the same time frame? I may start to get nervous when I think too hard about these factors.....


01:04 January 6, 2011 by Susan McMillan
US and Swedish governments are checking for bacterai and Viruses, but what about checking for PRIONS; they are much more deadly and possibly more contagious because they are so small and there are no cures for them yet. Of course the birds in the US are going to look like they died of blunt trauma, they just fell @ least a 100 feet from mid-air. I would expect their livers and organs to be bruised. I wonder if they will ever tell the truth when it is found. If it is a PRION infection, this could cause mass histeria. Why do you think the CDC hid the Tennesse framers cows had Mad Cow Disease? A,mericans would stop buying beef; how would that effect our farmers and economy? Again, I say, check for PRIONS.
02:16 January 6, 2011 by itmustbethechemtrailsduh
must be chemtrails! oh no, the chemtrails! they're after us, they're going to get us!!
02:44 January 6, 2011 by gedw99
for those researching chem trails and aluminium.

This patent explains the premise:


I suggest that the animal kills are related to lighting strikes and energy propagation. This account for both air and water deaths because the aluminium now exists in higher than nominal levels in both substances thanks to the spraying pro grammes have reached a certain threshold.
03:19 January 6, 2011 by Aunt_Bee
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05:12 January 6, 2011 by believer
I have read most of the post and they run the gamit ! But the one i like the best is the one about the flies dropping ,well like flies .Funny . Anyway ,bottom line birds are greater than flies and people are greater than birds . What made them hit the ground ,hard to tell . But one thing is sure , If God notices a bird hitting the ground ,how much more does He notice and consider you ? Matthew 10- 28-30 He even knows the very number of hairs on your head ! Thats comforting to know.
06:18 January 6, 2011 by a333e
Youv'e got to be kidding me let's see since the 27th of December 2010 Wildlife has been committing suicide all over the world LMAO you are crazy to think we are so stupid to believe that "fireworks" killed the birds and oh the fish and crabs tooo... HA HA scared to death those fish.....A+ to the government of non believers
07:35 January 6, 2011 by peetie
I think lasers should be included in the differential for the deaths of the birds and the fish in various places in the world. Birds in the path of a laser beam could be temporarily or permanently blinded, become spatially disoriented and crash to the grounds. As well, laser beams can cause internal hemorrhaging, so wonder if there was any internal hemorrhaging that occurred prior to the physical trauma of hitting the ground. Laser beams may have caused damage to the eyes of the birds in Arkansas that are still living but are stumbling around. Laser beams projected into the skies have become an increasing concern for the FAA with over 2200 laser hits to aircraft in 2010 alone. Australia has banned lasers. A couple of teens are being investigated with their participation in shining laser at a sheriff's helicopter in Florida over the weekend. The pilots were seen in ER and found to eye hemorrhages. How could this be sorted out? On autopsy, is there any evidence of damage to the retina that would not be accounted for by the physical trauma. Any evidence of internal hemorrhaging existing prior to the fall to earth? Whatever happened to the birds in these various places happened quickly and lasers act quickly. Were there any aircraft including emergency craft in the air at any of these spots that may have been the real target? Was there anyone in these areas playing around with lasers that night? In Arkansas, "lightning" was reported. Was it lighting or was it laser--are there any pictures to help distinguish?

Regarding the fish, a powerful laser passed through water could have damaged the eyes of the fish directly. These tissues are very vulnerable to laser light and yet fish love to chase the light. News reports from New Zealand stated that many of the fish had no eyes or had cloudy eyes and the fish looked healthy otherwise. Lasers in water can heat up the water quickly thereby causing indirect effect of killing the fish who are vulnerable to warming temperatures. In Arkansas the bottom feeding drums are typically in cooler waters.

It certainly may be coincidental but searching for a unifying theory can help understand causation. These are just some thougths. When the cause of something isn't obvious, important to throw a wide net on the differential. This is just one idea. I would like to hear from others what you think. Thanks much!
07:38 January 6, 2011 by Loopydoodles
My guess is, if it were the fireworks. They were toxic. They killed birds and fish and are probably working on us humanoids as we speak.

10:02 January 6, 2011 by MAKE MY DAY
Are there any supposed "Secret" US military bases in Sweden?? You NEVER know what really happens on these bases ( The Yanks are full of tricks)...Think Area 51 in Nevada USA - try getting close to that base and you WILL be shot!!!
10:55 January 6, 2011 by Nemesis
Lightning is a highly specific killer in a defined point. It does not kill over wide areas.

Disease would lead to the birds being spread over such a large geographical area they would not be noticed.

Fireworks would also cause the birds to scatter. Scared animals travel in all directions. Fire several shotguns at a flock of crows and they will disperse, not maintain a narrow flight pattern.

The bird kills are weird.

They are not natural.

Something is badly wrong with how this is being presented.

The local would do well to actually go do some digging on this, instead of doing web searches and badly translating through google.
15:51 January 6, 2011 by jjoensuu
@MAKE MY DAY (#62)

It may not have to be the yanks nowadays, I think the Swedish government is just as sneaky but plays their cards a bit more underhandedly. You know how the Swedish folks still seem to have a good bit more trust in their government (at least in comparison to other countries)? Well this trust can also be used to accomplish things as long as you do not do them too much in the open (and have a good excuse).

Anyways, as to the Arkansas bird deaths, this article in a US newspaper says that "this year's outbreak of whooping cough cases is the worst they've seen in nearly 40-years" in Arkansas:


This is just a theory but could be that the bird/fish deaths and the whooping cough ("kikhosta") are due to same chemical factors (might not even be one single chemical but perhaps 2 or more acting in unison) in the environment?
15:59 January 6, 2011 by JohnFLob
What worries me the most about all these reports of "unusual animal deaths" is how agenda driven activists will pervert these stories as justification for new laws and regulations restricting our enjoyment of life. Who knows what weird perversions using convoluted logic will be proposed. Can we expect a new executive order from Mr. Obama or a new emergency EPA regulation? How about an emergency meeting at the UN? How about riots blamed of phobic attitudes?
16:42 January 6, 2011 by UnmitigatedTruth
There are many theories out there, but let's look at all possibilities.

Read my ideas at


Who knows????
17:20 January 6, 2011 by Icarusty
It's HAARP. Amazing what the Yanks can do unchallenged and unanswered.
17:25 January 6, 2011 by mayorhooper
Dick Cheney must have got a lucky shot off. Missed his hunting buddy and hit the birds. Much more likely than fireworks.
19:01 January 6, 2011 by RETICENT_IRREVERENT
Scared to death...
19:21 January 6, 2011 by Twiceshy
#3 is quite interesting:


1 The word of the LORD that came to Zephaniah son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hezekiah, during the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah:

Judgment on the Whole Earth in the Day of the LORD

2 "I will sweep away everything

from the face of the earth,"

declares the LORD.

3 "I will sweep away both man and beast;

I will sweep away the birds in the sky

and the fish in the sea-

and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble."
07:25 January 7, 2011 by flintis
You're all wrong, it's a muslim conspiracy!!
10:51 January 7, 2011 by perdoporta
"I will sweep away the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea - and the idols that cause the wicked to stumble - when I destroy all mankind on the face of the earth," declares the LORD. (Zephaniah 1:3)
15:39 January 7, 2011 by americanska
I'm pretty sure it was Obama.
17:52 January 7, 2011 by Catarin
Mpls USA

But why are the birds dying now? They have been hearing and seeing massive fireworks displays for a long time. I can see if the cold weather has contributed to their deaths. But fireworks?

I hope there is not a sinister group out there who has made a machine that is doing this.
18:52 January 7, 2011 by americanska
Glamshek - Definetly the socialists. Since they are all secret Islamic fundamentalists.
22:30 January 7, 2011 by 12wlw12
Strange my ID can't be found yet my name is shown at the top of this box!!
23:46 January 7, 2011 by the searcher
Why is it taking so long for the government to get answers?Really it has been a week. If a human was murdered we would have some answers by now. With these things happening around the world. A note of concern is really needed. Me and my friend are thinking might to deal with the problems Earth is having.WE all have seen disaster movies. But remmber most of the sceince is sound.Earthquakes, valcanos,longer winters etc... So you sceince guys where are ya and your guesses.for everyone else.What do you think?
10:35 January 8, 2011 by zooeden
Hahahahahaha, scared to death????? The veterinarian is from a tribe in Madagascar or what???
14:52 January 8, 2011 by Wil Lanter
There was an old lady, from the "Cree" tribe, named "Eyes of Fire", who prophesied that one day, because of the white mans' or Yo-ne-gis' greed, there would come a time, when the fish would die in the streams, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but cease to exist.

18:36 January 8, 2011 by cnj
Same thing in the center-north of Italy: Faenza-Ravenna (find it in Google map). Thousands of birds (turtledoves) begun to fall from the sky from the 4th of january 2011: http://www.geapress.org/ambiente/faenza-la-pioggia-delle-tortore-morte-si-colora-di-blu/10343
08:27 January 10, 2011 by a333e
ok so,, another thought after reading everyones blogs.... I am certain that the bird deaths are not from fireworks because we would have more of that every seasonal fireworks celebration so totally off lads. I attend celebrations where the birds actually sit and watch

no not that.... so noise is too common, it seems more like Global changes ... Hmm?? would that make sense to anyone else?
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