Big Bird safe but Chicken Little might be right: More about the dead birds falling from the sky

Big Bird safe but Chicken Little might be right: More about the dead birds falling from the sky

Beebe : AR : USA | Jan 06, 2011 at 10:00 AM PST
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Dead Birds Falling From Sky!

It might be time to admit Chicken Little was RIGHT –

[Jan. 6]

What kinds of dead birds are falling from the Southern skies? Not Chickens related to Chicken Little or Big Birds, that’s for sure — but the Audobon Society has reason to fear the little paranoid celebrity Chicken Little may have been right.

Thousands of birds have fallen from the sky over several states in the Deep South now, and scientists are baffled as to why.

Could it be the oil spill has affected them, perhaps with toxic gasses in cloud pools the birds flew by? Could they have eaten something that caused internal bleeding or been exposed to pesticide? Were the birds disoriented by a sonic blast, are the aliens coming for us, or has the military been trying out a secret weapon nearby?

All the conspiracy theories are swirling on the internet, including several that say the death of birds was pre-ordained by bible thumpers who had prophetic vision all the wildlife with feathers and wings like Angels and Demons were going to die.

Regardless of why the animals have died, everyone wants to know what kinds of birds have fallen victim to the strange news fate to date — including children confused by public television news reports wondering if PBS television and VHS movie star Big Bird from Sesame Street will be safe and if so, why.

[He lives up North, out of harm's way -- and since he does not fly except by jet plane, we are pretty sure the tallest muppet is going to remain in good health for a long, long time. However, the famous feathered frond was unavailable at this time for comment.]

The LA Times reported the grim details in scientific news about what kind of birds have died so far to date, sharing the strange news as follows:

The birds that died –- red-winged blackbirds, common grackles, brown-headed cowbirds and European starlings –- are abundant species that flock together in large nighttime roosts during the winter months. Roosts can contain from tens of thousands to 20 million individuals or more, according to Audubon.

Read Full Article at GreenCelebrity.NET: What kind of dead birds are falling from the Southern skies? Not Big Bird type, kids hope


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Big Bird safe on Northern Stoop on Sesame Street
Big Bird is one of the bird species safe from the "dead birds falling from the sky" phenomenon. He does not fly.
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