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Flock of birds falls dead from the sky in Wales

Posted on Wednesday, 11 December, 2019 | Comment icon 9 comments

Starlings are considered a 'red list' species in the UK. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Mick Lobb
Authorities are investigating what might have caused an entire flock of starlings to suddenly drop dead.
The alarm was raised by Hannah Stevens who had been driving to a doctor's appointment along a road near Llyn Llywenan, Wales when she spotted a huge flock of starlings in the sky.

When she returned an hour later, the same stretch of road had become littered with their corpses.

"She thought, 'Oh, that was a large number of birds', and then on her way back she found them all dead in the road," said her partner Dafydd Edwards.

"She phoned me and she said she couldn't believe what she had just seen. It was very distressing."
"My gut instinct is that they have been poisoned, but we don't know. It is hard to say really."

Local police and wildlife authorities have since launched an investigation into the incident.

"We don't know how its happened," said one officer. "There are approximately 225 dead starlings and many others on the hedge either side."

"We'll need to seize some of them with the view to have them examined to look for poison or anything that might have killed them."

"If you have any information or saw anything because it is very strange then please let us know."

Source: Sky News | Comments (9)

Tags: Birds

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by DirtyDocMartens on 11 December, 2019, 19:09
If you figure it out, let someone here in Texas know. They’re an invasive species here, outcompeting our native species for all kinds of resources.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Nnicolette on 11 December, 2019, 19:20
This is kind of a random idea which i am sure has nothing to do with it but this made me think of how natural gas leaks can drop an airplane and also birds unidirectional respiration sensitive to such things... What happens when a flock of birds flies into a gas concentration?
Comment icon #3 Posted by OverSword on 11 December, 2019, 22:02
Comment icon #4 Posted by bee on 11 December, 2019, 23:23
  The answer to this is....... almost certainly........... like 99.9% certain... testing 5G People don't seem to realise what damage 5G is going to do to birds, insects and human health.. We are sleep walking into a nightmare of mass surveillance, invisible radio wave pollution and environmental damage hitherto unknown  - this could not be more serious... I am also 99.9% sure that the Authorities already know what caused the starling deaths but will not be telling the public... Had a little search on Anglesey 5G  (where the poor birds were killed) and this came up..... from 2 years ago..  it's... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by Eldorado on 11 December, 2019, 23:40
"She said she saw hundreds of them flying over and thought it looked amazing but on her way back around an hour later they were all dead in the road. "Ms Stevens reported seeing the birds eating something in the road." Ate something nasty?
Comment icon #6 Posted by bee on 12 December, 2019, 10:37
  They are going to try and cover up what happened in Anglesey and will try to cover up the devastating effects of 5G on human health, animals, birds, insects and trees... basically on living matter... because 5G is integral for ''''future plans''''' for human society... plans being made outside the democratic process... smart cities, driverless cars etc.... 5G has the capacity to be a weapon - it depends on the power that is used and the frequencies... this is a Facebook group with info and there's a post about the Anglesey mass death of starlings ... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by bee on 12 December, 2019, 10:47
  While children are being scared half to death about alleged Man Made Climate Change..... Most activists and environmentalists are not taking any notice of 5G....     
Comment icon #8 Posted by bee on 12 December, 2019, 11:04
  and trees....... thousands / millions will be cut down to make way for 5G.... it's already happening.. trees get in the way of the 5G transmission... random link - Further Proof That Trees are being Chopped Down for 5G people love nature, birds, animals, and love having good health (body and mind)..... but don't realize what is round the corner with 5G.... it's not going to be OUT THERE SOMEWHERE...... it's going to be EVERYWHERE.... including the lamp post outside your house... there will be no escape from it... I know this all sounds very dramatic if you haven't heard about the negative af... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by Matt221 on 13 December, 2019, 16:44
Pigeons sometimes"fall"out of the sky when they fly near my pigeon hide ................ athough not as often as id like

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