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1000's birds fall from the sky....

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http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21035741-2,00.html

:angry: Why didn't it make our news???? ...

"THOUSANDS of birds have fallen from the skies over Esperance and no one knows why.

Is it an illness, toxins or a natural phenomenon? A string of autopsies in Perth have shed no light on the mystery.

All the residents of flood-devastated Esperance know is that their "dawn chorus" of singing birds is missing.

The main casualties are wattle birds, yellow-throated miners, new holland honeyeaters and singing honeyeaters, although some dead crows, hawks and pigeons have also been found.

Wildlife officers are baffled by the "catastrophic" event, which the Department of Environment and Conservation said began well before last week's freak storm.

On Monday, Esperance, 725km southeast of Perth, was declared a natural disaster zone.

District nature conservation co-ordinator Mike Fitzgerald said the first reports of birds dropping dead in people's yards came in three weeks ago. More than 500 deaths had since been notified. But the calls stopped suddenly last week, reportedly because no birds were left.

"It's very substantial. We estimate several thousand birds are dead, although we don't have a clear number because of the large areas of bushland," Mr Fitzgerald said.

Birds Australia, the nation's main bird conservation group, said it had not heard of a similar occurrence. "Not on that scale, and all at the same time, and also the fact that it's several different species," chief executive Graeme Hamilton said. "You'd have to call that a most unusual event and one that we'd all have to be concerned about."

He expected birds would return to the area once the problem - natural or man-made phenomenon - was fixed but said it was vital the cause was identified.

The Department of Agriculture and Food, which conducted the autopsies, has almost ruled out an infectious process.

Acting chief veterinary officer Fiona Sunderman said toxins were the most likely cause but the deaths could be due to anything from toxic algae to chemicals and pesticides.

Dr Sunderman said there were no leads yet on which of potentially hundreds of toxins might be responsible. Some birds were seen convulsing as they died.

Michelle Crisp was one of the first to contact the DEC after finding dozens of dead birds on her property one morning.

She told The Australian she normally had hundreds of birds in her yard, but that she and a neighbour counted 80 dead birds in one day.

"It went to the point where we had nothing, not a bird," she said.

"It was like a moonscape, just horrible. But the frightening thing for us, we didn't find any more birds after that. We literally didn't have any birds left to die."

<_< Has anyone else heard of this??????

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http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread262059/pg3

BIRDS IN PHOENIX

When I was in Phoenix, AZ back from January till December of 2006

I noticed there wer also lots of birds laying on the sidewalks and the

lake areas. Im not a scientist but for birds to be laying everywhere, sompthing shure is going wrong.

I counted well over 500 birds of difrent kinds in several of the places

i visited while i was there and doing research in some other parts about

other fanomanon and talking to locals which seen weird things in the

surounding desert area, lots of flying objects and weird rain burst in the clear of night might have something to do with that there.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discu...ress=125x133760

The ducks began dying last week. On Thursday, state workers cleared the last remaining carcasses and brought them to a nearby incineration site.

Local mallards and migratory ducks from Canada staggered and struggled to breathe before collapsing, Parrish said. The symptoms _ bacterial lesions in the lungs and hemorrhaging in the heart wall _ are consistent with Aspergillosis, Slota said.

Parrish said every mallard in a radius of several miles died.

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:angry: Why didn't it make our news???? ...

<_< Has anyone else heard of this??????

This is also partly why I don't trust our news media anymore... (especially in the US)

I've never heard of this.. and this is serious.

There is something they used to do long ago here in the US. The coal miners (back in the day) used to carry Canaries with them. If the canary died (due to the Carbon Monoxide), that was a sign that they knew they were in trouble too.. and to get the heck out of there.

People are worried about the West Nile Virus in the States.. (it's now made it's to Oregon & Washington) but the amount of birds killed and found dead like this in Australia is extremely serious. I hope there is a follow up to the story on this..

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yes.... it's disturbing... I asked around and a small mention was made in the news... suggesting that it had something to do with a freak storm... but in further googling they also said that it was from some toxic algae formed in stagnant waters due to the droughts... that also killed off 37000 of sheep.... http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswir...arentview=42427

The phenomenon has killed some 5000 birds since it was first reported in December. Populations of honeyeaters, wattle birds and miners have been hit. It was before the big December storm when Esperance residents first noticed large numbers of dead birds littering their streets and gardens.

The birds have been found vomiting and convulsing in bushland and suburban backyards over an extensive area. Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) Esperance nature conservation coordinator Mike Fitzgerald says toxic wetlands near Esperance are the most likely reason for the mass bird deaths.

Mike Fitzgerald said they were looking at "something that is pretty potent," he said. "This is not a normal situation. The common thing that we have seen and heard is that the affected birds have an insatiable thirst... If it turns out to be a toxin that is responsible, that will raise more questions because there is no obvious source of exposure. It really is a puzzle."

Mr Fitzgerald said the deaths could be a result of the dry winter, which had caused algal and bacterial blooms in the Esperance Lakes Nature Reserves north of the town. Esperance recorded only 457mm rainfall in 2006. Its long-term average is 620mm.

Initially, health authorities feared a virus, possibly similar to deadly bird flu, was responsible. That was quickly ruled out, along with poisoning from bacteria or eating poisoned insects.

The first deaths were reported by Esperance resident Michelle Crisp, whose property is close to bush in the worst-affected area. Dozens of native birds began dying in her back yard a week before Christmas. She began ringing around neighbours and was shocked to find they were experiencing the same thing. Mrs Crisp found four dead birds, then 16, then 30 and finally up to 80.

Mike Fitzgerald said that any one of hundreds of toxins could be causing the deaths but so far all leads had not produced any answers.

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This is definitely freaky.
I think it was just last year during the spring here birds just kept dropping dead around our area. According to the local news they never found the reason why the birds died only assuming maybe a bird flue and later saying that it wasn't.
Even though it was never mentioned on the news, I do remember a weird fungus growing on all the leaves of the trees in my yard and was thinking maybe it had something to do with it.
But who really knows if never given an honest answer?


This is also partly why I don't trust our news media anymore... (especially in the US)


^ I agree! I don't trust the news media either... they seem to be getting even more hush hush about a lot of important things, this being one of them.

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The birds have been found vomiting and convulsing in bushland and suburban backyards over an extensive area. Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) Esperance nature conservation coordinator Mike Fitzgerald says toxic wetlands near Esperance are the most likely reason for the mass bird deaths.

This globe is becoming more toxic by the day... so, it's not just toxic wetlands that need consideration.

In the St. Lawrence River beluga whales have been found so toxic that they were handled like toxic waste. Pods of whales have beached themselves in various global locations - but science can't figure out why. Maybe science would be more knowlegeable if they tested the whales' livers...

Mike Fitzgerald said they were looking at "something that is pretty potent," he said. "This is not a normal situation. The common thing that we have seen and heard is that the affected birds have an insatiable thirst... If it turns out to be a toxin that is responsible, that will raise more questions because there is no obvious source of exposure. It really is a puzzle."

Maybe Mr. Fitzgerald needs a dose of common sense...

Initially, health authorities feared a virus, possibly similar to deadly bird flu, was responsible. That was quickly ruled out, along with poisoning from bacteria or eating poisoned insects.

How about a poisoned planet, Mr. Fitzgerald?

<snip>

Mike Fitzgerald said that any one of hundreds of toxins could be causing the deaths but so far all leads had not produced any answers.

Every breath you take....

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How awful. This really bad. Silent spring comes.

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this happens occasionaly...they can never figure out why?...

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As New Yorkers grapple with that mysterious odor, a fowl phenomenon it is also gripping Austin, Texas. Parts of downtown were shut down early today after dozens of birds were found dead in the streets. Pigeons, graffles (ph) and sparrows started dropping overnight on a route through the heart of the Texas capital. Authorities say preliminary tests for dangerous chemicals have turned up negative, same for bird flu.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

ADOLFO VALADEZ, AUSTIN DEPARTMENT OF HHS: We do not think this is avian influenza. I wanted to be clear on my part on that, because we want to be thorough and test everything.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

PHILLIPS: And we're actually going to talk more with Dr. Adolfo. What was his last name again?

LEMON: Valadez.

PHILLIPS: Valadez, Valadez. We will talk more, just getting word, we're going to get him on the line and talk more about what happened in that news conference and what might be affecting the death of those birds. Stay with us. More in the NEWSROOM, straight ahead.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK) http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0701/08/cnr.04.html

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:unsure2: It's happening all over the world... along with freak weather???? and disappearing bees... and butterflies....

http://bettertelnet.com/newap/D8M123TG0.html

Infection May Have Killed Idaho Ducks

The Associated Press

By JESSE HARLAN ALDERMAN

BOISE, Idaho

Thu, 14 Dec 2006 21:17 MST

Officials still don't know why as many as 2,500 mallard ducks have died in a bizarre cluster along a southeastern Idaho creek bed, but preliminary test results indicate a bacterial or fungal infection could be to blame, a state game official said late Thursday.

More tests are now planned on water and grain, said David Parrish, supervisor for the Magic Valley region of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

"We have some preliminary results," he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "It could be some type of bacterial infection or a fungal-related infection. But we haven't confirmed that for sure."

Parrish and members of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, the state Department of Agriculture, the federal Homeland Security Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conferred by conference call late Thursday.

He declined to say specifically what was discussed, but didn't rule out that more ducks might die in the area.

"We may have a few more, but that's a little difficult to predict right now until we can determine the exact cause of the mortality," he said.

He said the die-off was not typical.

"It's fairly uncommon, especially in these types of numbers and in such a confined area," he said.

http://en.apa.az/news.php?id=18697

Mass death of poultries is observed in the village Boyuk Bahmanli of Fuzuli region, the villagers told the APA.

They said that mass death of poultries was observed in several yards and they appealed to the veterinary service. The death reasons are unknown. Besides, a lot of dead fowls were found in the water basins of the village, as well as in the ponds on the neutral strip on border with Iran.

State Veterinary Service press secretary Yolchu Khanveli told the APA they are unaware of the case and noted that they will investigate the fact. He said that bird flu virus was not found in this territory during initial monitoring. He also said the reasons of the poultries’ death may be some other diseases.

H5N1 virus was found in the birds in one of the farms in the village Boyuk Bahmanli last year. /APA/

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,650221073,00.html

Boise scientist calls deaths of barn owls along freeway alarming

BOISE, Idaho (AP) â۠A study of roadkill on Interstate 84 between Boise and Burley has found so many dead barn owls that a Boise State University scientist says he's concerned the owls could disappear from areas surrounding the travel corridor.

"I don't have enough information to predict the viability of the species," Jim Belthoff told The Times-News. "But the mere fact that cars are killing this many animals from one species is alarming."

Belthoff expects to publish a study of the issue later this year.

For 2 1/2 years, Belthoff and graduate student Than Boves have twice a month driven the southern Idaho highway between Boise and Burley collecting animals killed by vehicles.

They found 2,518 dead animals, with 800 of those being barn owls, the most common dead animal found in the study. The next most common were skunks, which tallied 223.

Justin Barrett, a wildlife biologist with the Jerome field office of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, said his office began seeing more dead owls along the highway beginning four years ago.

"It could be changes in agricultural practices combined with prey distribution, but we don't really know why it's happening," Barrett said.

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:unsure2:

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn4797

The Earth may be on the brink of a sixth mass extinction on a par with the five others that have punctuated its history, suggests the strongest evidence yet.

Butterflies in Britain are going extinct at an even greater rate than birds, according to the most comprehensive study ever of butterflies, birds, and plants.

There is growing concern over the rate at which species of plants and animals are disappearing around the world. But until now the evidence for such extinctions has mainly come from studies of birds. "The doubters could always turn around and say that there's something peculiar about birds that makes them susceptible to the impact of man on the environment," says Jeremy Greenwood of the British Trust for Ornithology in Norfolk, and one of the research team.

Now there is concrete evidence that insects - which account for more than half the described species on Earth, are disappearing faster than birds.

HAARP blunder??? or... results of Monsantos GM foods with inbuilt pesticides....

http://www.cciam.com/

http://home.att.net/~thehessians/fishkill.html

"FISH DIE-OFF

Crop Failures, Food Shortages page.

Unusual ANIMAL Behavior

BEE & Insect Die-offs

Mass BIRD Deaths "

http://bettertelnet.com/newap/D8M123TG0.html

http://sun-herald.com/Newsheadline.cfm?hea...amp;banner=%201

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This is more recent:

from http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?Men...ContentID=27673

A mining company under scrutiny over lead contamination acknowledges lead dust from its Wiluna mine escaped into Esperance, but maintains it did nothing wrong.

More than 4,000 birds have died from lead poisoning around the southern West Australian port town since December, and 13 residents - including two infants - have recorded high lead levels in their blood.

High readings of lead and nickel have also been found in rainwater tanks around Esperance.

A parliamentary inquiry is looking at why mining company Magellan Metals transported and exported lead carbonate through Esperance Port in a powdered form rather than in pellets.

In its submission to the inquiry today, Magellan Metals said it recognised lead carbonate from its mine transported through the port had escaped into the town.

"Any escape into the environment is totally unacceptable," Magellan said.

But it said the lead was transported and handled in accordance with the terms and conditions imposed by its mining licence, the port's licence and Magellan's agreement with the port.

Magellan Metals said it never told licensing authorities it would export lead carbonate in pelleted form.

It told authorities that the transportation would be in moist agglomerates (accumulations of large blocks of material).

But when the mineral was transported the hundreds of kilometres from the Wiluna mine to Esperance, the agglomerates dried up and reverted to powder, it said.

"Magellan decided to discontinue use of the equipment for forming agglomerates and informed the Esperance Port Authority of this in writing on 7 April 2005."

This was almost three months before the company entered into an export agreement with the Esperance Port Authority.

The inquiry is due to report back to the Legislative Assembly by August 16.

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This is more recent:

from http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?Men...ContentID=27673

A mining company under scrutiny over lead contamination acknowledges lead dust from its Wiluna mine escaped into Esperance, but maintains it did nothing wrong.

More than 4,000 birds have died from lead poisoning around the southern West Australian port town since December, and 13 residents - including two infants - have recorded high lead levels in their blood.

High readings of lead and nickel have also been found in rainwater tanks around Esperance.

A parliamentary inquiry is looking at why mining company Magellan Metals transported and exported lead carbonate through Esperance Port in a powdered form rather than in pellets.

In its submission to the inquiry today, Magellan Metals said it recognised lead carbonate from its mine transported through the port had escaped into the town.

"Any escape into the environment is totally unacceptable," Magellan said.

But it said the lead was transported and handled in accordance with the terms and conditions imposed by its mining licence, the port's licence and Magellan's agreement with the port.

Magellan Metals said it never told licensing authorities it would export lead carbonate in pelleted form.

It told authorities that the transportation would be in moist agglomerates (accumulations of large blocks of material).

But when the mineral was transported the hundreds of kilometres from the Wiluna mine to Esperance, the agglomerates dried up and reverted to powder, it said.

"Magellan decided to discontinue use of the equipment for forming agglomerates and informed the Esperance Port Authority of this in writing on 7 April 2005."

This was almost three months before the company entered into an export agreement with the Esperance Port Authority.

The inquiry is due to report back to the Legislative Assembly by August 16.

thanks...

http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/pq/QSearch...82572BA0012E37E

Dr G.G. Jacobs: How does lead powder come 950 kilometres to Esperance from Wiluna?

Mr J.A. McGinty: Brian Burke, obviously!

Dr G.G. Jacobs: It goes past Geraldton and Kwinana. They get an export licence and it ends up not being palletised.

Mr A.J. CARPENTER: I ask the member for Roe that if he has some concerns about this potential proposition, please take them to the relevant authority.

The SPEAKER: That completes question time.

Several members interjected.

The SPEAKER: I think members will find that when I say that question time is now over, that also means interjections.

... :huh: Lots of questions.... How come there wasn't any dead birds or signs of contamination on the way... eg.. Geraldton.. and Kwinana.... How long.. for how many years has this delivery been going on... what went wrong this time????

http://www.cbh.com.au/ContMan.nsf/All/7320...0E?OpenDocument

Would it have affected the crops the people????

http://maps.google.com/maps?um=1&tab=w...ton+and+Kwinana

. B) It seems that they blamed it on car batteries!!!! http://panoptic1.agric.wa.gov.au/search/ca...602.PDF.pan.txt

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Birds represents freedom, when 1000 of them just drop from the sky, it shows that we're in trouble.

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It could be caused by cell phone radio waves there have been tests that show there harmful on birds.maybe

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It could be caused by cell phone radio waves there have been tests that show there harmful on birds.maybe

They say that is what is causing the beached whales....

But if you look at these experiments done to explore our Atmosphere

http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/Education/aurora.htm

( read the section about creating an artificial radiation belt... they used Nuclear explosions!!!!)

http://www.globalpolicy.org/socecon/envronmt/weapons.htm

http://www.lightwatcher.com/chemtrails/Pap...-chemtrails.pdf

or studies to artificially control weather.....

one begins to wonder.... and worry... will the ego of man...lead to stupidity???

or will they use their experiments... knowledge...for creating atmospheres for eg... the Moon... or Mars... for human settlement ...exploration of the future????

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Maybe a plane flying overhead frightened the daylight out of them.

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