Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hundreds of Dead Birds Now Found In Kentucky...

Dead fish and birds: Hundreds of dead birds found in Kentucky

  • January 5th, 2011 1:47 pm ET
The mystery deepened this week as several hundred more dead birds fell out of the sky in Murray Ky., officials said Wednesday, Jan. 5.
The birds were found near Murray State University last week. The kill is raising eyebrows in wake of the mysterious bird deaths in Arkansas and Louisiana.
Birds found in western Kentucky are the same species found in the other incidents: red-winged blackbirds, grackles and starlings.
Wildlife officials said several robins also fell from the sky.
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources spokesman Mark Marraccini said police were alerted after reports of Arkansas and Louisiana birds hit the news.
According to Marraccini, many of the birds were tested and scientists found no evidence of disease or poisons. The deaths, like those in Arkansas and Louisiana, are being attributed to weather conditions and unknown outside agents.
In Arkansas, the 4,000 birds that began falling from the sky New Year’s Eve are believed to have been spooked by fireworks.
In Louisiana, officials said 500 birds were likely killed when they flew into power lines, however, no explanation has been given as to what may have sparked the odd flight patterns.
Meantime, about 100 dead crows fell dead in Sweden while millions of dead fish have washed up in the United States, Brazil and New Zealand.
The fish kill was first reported when 100,000 dead drum fish were discovered on the banks of the Arkansas River this week.
Cold water spells are being blamed for the fish kills, however, conspiracy theorists and religious groups are lining up with a hundreds of theories including alien invasion, secret government tests and the first stages of a biblical apocalypse.
What do you think?
Robins were among the several hundred birds that fell out of the sky in Kentucky.
Photo: Coffee Creak Watershed Preserve/M. Itchinberry

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