by Michael Snyder
As if we didn’t have sufficient bizarre issues happening, now birds are out of the blue dropping lifeless in massive numbers all throughout the japanese half of the nation. Earlier than they die, a whole lot of these birds are exhibiting very unusual signs. Specialists are telling us that in lots of instances birds are growing “crusty or puffy eyes”, and infrequently they seem to go utterly blind. As well as, fairly just a few of those dying birds lose their capacity to remain balanced, and we’re being instructed that some even appear to be having “seizures”. If scientists understood what was the reason for this to occur, that may be one factor. However at this level they do not know why that is happening, and that’s fairly alarming.
Thus far, confirmed incidents of this unusual phenomenon have been documented in Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.
May it’s potential that we’re coping with a “thriller illness” that began in a single state and that has now unfold to different surrounding states?
Or is one thing else happening right here?
We’re being instructed that “blue jays, frequent grackles and European starlings” are the commonest birds which are being affected.
However no matter is going on is not only restricted to 1 species of birds, and I feel that must be a purple flag.
If our greatest specialists even had an honest working principle about why so many birds are dying, I in all probability wouldn’t have written this text. However at this level they’re overtly admitting that they’ve completely no concept why so many birds are out of the blue dropping lifeless…
“We’re experiencing an uncommon quantity of fowl mortality this yr,” stated Kate Slankard, an avian biologist with the Kentucky Division of Fish and Wildlife Sources. “We have now but to determine what the issue is. The situation appears to be fairly lethal.”
In Kentucky, the fowl deaths appear to have begun in late Could. The next comes instantly from the official web site of the Kentucky Division of Fish & Wildlife Sources…
In late Could, the Kentucky Division of Fish and Wildlife Sources started receiving stories of sick and dying birds with eye swelling and crusty discharge, in addition to neurological indicators. Wildlife businesses in Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia have reported related issues.
State wildlife businesses are working with diagnostic laboratories to analyze the reason for mortality. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife has despatched greater than 20 samples for lab testing to the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Illness Research on the College of Georgia. Extra outcomes are pending, however no definitive reason behind loss of life has been recognized right now.
After testing 20 samples, they nonetheless do not know what’s going on.
In accordance to Slankard, “a whole lot of birds” in her state have now turn into victims…
“They’ll simply sit nonetheless, typically form of shaking,” Slankard stated. “It’s fairly protected to say that a whole lot of birds within the state have had this drawback.”
However after all the reality is that we’ve got no approach of figuring out what number of birds have truly been affected.
It could possibly be hundreds of birds within the state.
It could possibly be a whole lot of hundreds.
We simply don’t know, and Kentucky is simply one of many states that has been hit.
In Indiana, authorities examined for avian flu and West Nile virus, however these assessments got here again damaging…
Indiana wildlife officers stated there have been suspicious deaths of blue jays, robins, northern cardinals and brown-headed cowbirds in 5 counties. James Brindle, spokesman for the state’s Division of Pure Sources, stated birds there have examined damaging for avian influenza and West Nile virus.
One principle that’s floating round is that these birds are ingesting massive quantities of pesticides due to all of the cicadas that they’re consuming.
Some specialists are flatly dismissing that principle as a result of “the illness has additionally appeared in states the place cicadas aren’t current”.
However how can they be so positive that it’s a illness if they’ve completely no concept why that is occurring?
I don’t suppose that we must always leap to any conclusions that aren’t backed up by science.
Clearly much more testing must be finished. If it does change into a illness that’s inflicting this, is it a illness that may additionally unfold to people? Shifting ahead, that could possibly be one of the essential questions that must be answered.
Hopefully we will get some stable solutions, as a result of this isn’t the primary time one thing like this has occurred. Again in September, one knowledgeable stated that it appeared that “a whole lot of hundreds” of birds have been dropping lifeless in New Mexico…
Wildlife specialists in New Mexico say birds within the area are dropping lifeless in alarming numbers, doubtlessly within the “a whole lot of hundreds.”
“It seems to be an unprecedented and a really massive quantity,” Martha Desmond, a professor at New Mexico State College’s division of fish, wildlife, and conservation ecology, instructed NBC’s Albuquerque affiliate KOB.
However no matter was inflicting these deaths to occur in New Mexico appears to have stopped.
Is there any connection between that occasion and the deaths which are occurring within the japanese half of the nation now?
I want that I had the reply to that query.
We dwell at a time when pesticides, excessive know-how and different types of human exercise are having a larger affect on birds and animals than ever earlier than. However we’ve got additionally entered an period after I consider that nice pestilences are going to turn into quite common.
Clearly one thing is killing all these birds, and hopefully scientists could have one thing stable to inform us very quickly.
With every passing day, our world is getting crazier, and a lot goes unsuitable throughout us.
Many are hoping that 2020 and 2021 will simply change into anomalies, however I’m completely satisfied that they’re simply the very small tip of a really massive iceberg.