New mass death of birds in Sweden

Jan 05, 2011
Swedish rescue chief Christer Olofsson holds a dead bird on January 5 in Falkoeping. In a week that saw unexplained massive bird deaths in the southern United States, up to 100 birds were found lying in a snow-covered street in Sweden, officials said.

In a week that saw unexplained massive bird deaths in the southern United States, up to 100 birds were found lying in a snow-covered street in Sweden Wednesday, officials said.

"Most were dead," Christer Olofsson of rescue services in the southwestern town of Falkoeping said of the 50 to 100 jackdaw birds, a type of crow.

Anders Wirdheim said the find was surprising.

"This is unusual," he told tabloid Aftonbladet, which posted online a reader's photo of dozens of black birds littering a snow-covered road.

"They are probably jackdaws. They spend the winter in large . If they are exposed to disturbances, they can become so stressed that they fly themselves to death," he said.

Olofsson told AFP the birds were first spotted around midnight by a police patrol, and that five had been taken in for analysis.

Olov Andersson of the National Veterinary Institute told news agency TT the carcasses would be analysed and that bacterial and viral tests, including for , would be performed.

The Falkoeping incident comes after two unexplained mass bird deaths in the United States.

On Tuesday, officials in Louisiana said 500 birds were discovered dead, shortly after thousands of birds were discovered dead in neighbouring Arkansas.

Arkansas officials said preliminary testing showed no signs of disease in the dead birds and that they died of "acute physical trauma."

US officials said possibly New Year's Eve fireworks had provoked the birds to take flight in the dark, and that due to poor night vision they may have died after bumping into houses, trees and other birds in their fright.

Swedish rescue services told media Wednesday fireworks had been heard in the area where the were found.

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Skepticus
4.4 / 5 (7) Jan 05, 2011
May be the Earth's core has stopped rotating...:-)
thermodynamics
5 / 5 (7) Jan 05, 2011
Skepticus: I find myself without any way to rate you. So, I will go about this slightly differently. If I were to give you a 5 for the wit shown in referring back to the earlier discussions with the deluded (and probably inebriated) idiot who thought the earth could change rotation with the impact of an asteroid without melting the surface, someone would think I was rating the literal answer instead of the very funny oblique answer and come back with a 1.

However, if I judged you on the literal answer (which would mean you believed the goof-ball from before) I would have to give you a 1 which completely misses the very funny answer you have given. So, I am going to give you this long winded rating of a well deserved:

10

for both catching the humor and slamming the idiot with a single line of text. Great job.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1.7 / 5 (11) Jan 05, 2011
http
://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/05/dead-birds-fall-from-sky-_n_804591.html

-Yakuza scalar energy weapons could account for all of this. Time to pay up.
http
://www.cheniere.org/correspondence/020804.htm

-I am also practicing sarcasm here.
Bob_Kob
3.3 / 5 (3) Jan 05, 2011
Something definitely seems to be up with the world. It seems unlikely that a chemical or man made cause is responsible due to the separation of these events. Perhaps something solar could be affecting them?
Decimatus
3.5 / 5 (2) Jan 05, 2011
Thermodymaics:

I belive Skepticus is referencing to the movie The Core, which if I remember correctly, starts out with birds going nuts due to core slowdown/shift resulting in geo-magnetic failure.

Anyone else heard of birds dying off in mass numbers like this? First, I don't remember seeing such a story in the past, and second, we have 3 events in a week or two?

This kind of reminds me of those times where animals sense a disaster is coming and are doing abnormal things in their agitated state.

I don't think this is necessarily the case, but you never know. Those who prepare for disaster and are proven right can end up rich, wise men. Those who prepare for disaster and proven wrong can end up as poor fools. And Vice Versa.

Barrett
not rated yet Jan 06, 2011
Something definitely seems to be up with the world. It seems unlikely that a chemical or man made cause is responsible due to the separation of these events. Perhaps something solar could be affecting them?


I was wondering this myself, especially since it appears they can detect the magnetic field of the earth for migration and flight patterns. With all the electromagnetic radiation we put into the air these days with TV, cell phones and such, I wouldn't be suprised if it has a minor contribution. Add in the odd weather possibly influencing and adding extra stress on them, I could see how things like this may occur. What seems odd is that it's always the same bird type when it happens, so it must be something specific to this group.
gwrede
1 / 5 (1) Jan 06, 2011
The Swedish birds had experienced blunt force trauma, perimortem. The Finnish public radio announced that a semi truck driver had told authorities that a big flock of birds was sitting on the road, and didn't have time to get off in time, which was consistent with the post-mortem.

It's actually a shame. This is a bit like UFO sightings. One keeps wishing they can prove Aliens have been here, but there's always a boring explanation. (Except for abductions, but when you listen at these guys on TV or YouTube, it's obvious they're all crackpots and idiots.)

The beginning was so cool: birds drop dead by the hundreds, a few days later some more birds drop dead. A week later this happens on the other side of the globe. Nobody seems to react. And then, two hundred thousand seagulls drop dead on a fishing trawler on North Sea, sinking the ship. By this time it's way too late to do anything! Fade to an aboriginal family in rural Australia after 10 years -- the only survivors!!
Cin5456
1 / 5 (1) Jan 06, 2011
/especially since it appears they can detect the magnetic field of the earth for migration and flight patterns./

I believe Barret has it partially right. I'm thinking of the predicted magnetic field reversal that is supposed to occur in gradual degrees in widely varied locations around the globe prior to the final shift from Northern-North to Southern-North. It would explain why there are incidents closely associated in time and location, but also associated with distant localations in the same time frame. It's been years since the predictions were made that we're overdue for a shift, but it is just as valid now as it was ten years ago, or as it might be in a hundred years.

Get ready for more strange activity in wildlife if it is true. These birds might have mistaken up for down (at night with no visual references) and flown right into the ground in a panic of disorientation.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1.4 / 5 (10) Jan 06, 2011
Now, I think we're overlooking a key piece of evidence here. Those blackbirds had both red AND white on their wings, clearly a reference to the colors of imperial germany. I think I may have solved this puzzle. Of course, the answer is obvious...
http
://www.illuminati-news.com/00396.html

Dang.
Skeptic_Heretic
not rated yet Jan 06, 2011
Anyone else heard of birds dying off in mass numbers like this? First, I don't remember seeing such a story in the past, and second, we have 3 events in a week or two?
Happens all the time. The article caught my attention at first then I looked around and at past events.

We've had these large scale die offs periodically for a while now. Typically the population bounces right back the next few years unless there are drastic habitat changes in a short term due to something like logging or geological factors.
Simonsez
not rated yet Jan 06, 2011
HAARP testing?
Skepticus
1 / 5 (1) Jan 06, 2011
@ thermodynamics: Thanks, but I can't claim any witty credits here as Decimatus is correct in that The Core is the one of the thing that comes to mind when I posted. As a skeptic I do not subscribe automatically to any views whatsoever, unconventional, conventional, approved or not. And I don't care about ratings or opinions about me or my posts in anyway either. You can't please or be in agreement with everyone, so why try to be? I just try to be myself and speak my piece. And who knows, the wackos may hit on some point the scientists missed, or the Mayan calendar is decoded wrongly, it's not 2012 but 2011, and we are seeing the beginning...but't admittedly it's a long shot.
TheGhostofOtto1923
1 / 5 (8) Jan 09, 2011
If anybody's still here... NEWS FLASH
Thousands of Doves Dying in Italy
http
://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/06/birds-dying-in-italy-thou_n_805541.html

The link below takes us to a photo of the Chair of St Peter, to the rear of the altar in St peters basilica in Rome. The chair is located roughly in the center of the photo, below the oval oculus representing god in some form or another. Below the chair stand four of the church doctors; Augustine, aquinus? and 2 Greek orthodox fellows. the motif is clear; aegis flows from god, through the Seat of Paul, and on to the doctors who have recreated the church for our own good.

I should like to direct your attention to the oculus. If we look closely we can see at the very centre of it a DOVE with an olive branch in it's beak, the Symbol of god and his covenant with mankind.
http
://www.salvemariaregina.info/SalveMariaRegina/SMR-159/Chair of St. Peter.htm