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Monday, January 03, 2011

7 comments:

Bridget said...

This is really weird. I thought birds were deaf. Seems I remember that from the kid's science books but I may be wrong. If that's true then it wouldn't be a "heart attack" from fear of fireworks.

St. John the Evangelist said...

I believe birds can hear as much as humans. The reasons they chirp is they are communicating with other birds. Mainly the kid birds communicating with their parents. Otherwise why would they chirp or make noise if they can't hear?

Pope St. Felix III said...

John is right - birds are not deaf - bats are deaf and use sound to navigate and hunt, but not birds - they can hear as good or better than people.

I don't beleive for a minute that fireworkd had anything to do with this.

Every year for the last 200 years we have a little holiday here in the USA called Independence Day - celebrated on July 4 - and we light off lots and lots of fireworks - and I don't remember ever finding thousands of dead birds the next day - or hearing about this on the news anywhere.

Bridget said...

So I'm dying to know what everyone thinks this is???

Bridget said...

Heres an update: there are 100 more dead birds in Sweden:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/01/05/more-dead-birds-this-time-in-sweden/

Pope St. Felix III said...

I don't know - but I seriously doubt it is fireworks.

Sancta Cecelia said...

Some kind of new strange, secret weaponry being tried out by the military?? or??? But then how would it target only birds, and then what would explain the fish die-offs. It is very odd, esp. since it is happening in a numbe of different locations.