I haven't captured any more as of this date. I'm still weeding through the 33 clips to compile the best of them. Could take awhile when time allows.
I finished the compilation of the best out of the 33 clips. This one is all enhanced only segments. At 20 seconds the one traveling down makes a turn before it reaches the bottom of the screen. The segment at 23 to 42 seconds is one clip with at least 4 in it at different distances going in different directions at different speeds. All of these have also been slowed down to 1/10 to 1/4 speed.
|Here's another compilation with some the left-over captures from the 33 clips. Some of the better ones from the first compilation are included. All of these are also enhanced only segments. Some are from the same clip showing them at different distances again, going at different speeds and directions. After analyzing some of the new extracted frames, the hole seems to open and close a little and undulate within the circle. I'm not discounting the possibility that these may be live entities of some kind.|
Bird Drops Dead In Mid-Flight
Something else I've never seen before. It's about 3-5 miles out, over the bay and about 1000 feet up, basing that on the angle of the scope.We have three large birds prevalent to the area. Seagulls (Wharf Gulls being the largest), Crows that get a half times larger than the gulls and Sea Hawks about the size of the Crows. Pelicans seem to have disappeared over the years. This looks like a Crow to me. It's wings seem limp and is flipping the bird over in erratic tumbles from air resistance. What knocked it out of the sky? I saw this on the screen and looked up and didn't see any planes. And the 30 second clip had 13 more seconds that didn't show a predator following it down. I emailed it to the Ornithologist Society and I'm waiting for a reply.
(update below video)
I received a reply from a person at the society who wishes to remain anonymous. (understandable considering the subject of some pages) I always ask for permission and have the party check out the site first. This is the reply:
"That is an interesting video. Birds drop from the sky all the time, although I've never witnessed it or even seen a video of it, until you sent yours. Birds must (obviously) die at some point, and it's not unusual for them to die while in flight or to succumb to an illness while flying and lose their ability to fly, resulting in death upon impact with the ground or drowning in the ocean. These scenarios are probably especially true for birds that spend much of their time in flight, such as sea birds. The comparable situation is when a person keels over while walking down the street, one doesn't witness it very often, but it certainly happens all the time".
|Additional Notes by Pegasus:|
"An eight-year study by Indian zoologists has failed to establish why birds commit suicide year after year at the small village of Jatinga in the northeastern state of Assam.
"Attracted by the lights, birds converge on Jatinga at night and on landing become immobile, stop feeding and starve. They neither resist capture nor try to fly away."
The mysterious phenomenon dates back to 1905. It peaks in September and October, as the monsoon season wanes, with as many as 500 birds, from some 36 species, dying each night. The birds alight at the same spot each year -- a one-kilometer stretch in the town. No one can account for the selection of this precise spot or for the dazed condition of the birds. (Jayaraman, K.S.; "Mystery of Bird Deaths in Assam," Nature, 331:556, 1988.) - SOURCE
not due to bird flu
By Akhtar Amin
PESHAWAR: Blood samples of the crows and kites (cheel) which had mysteriously died in hundreds within three days in Peshawar and the areas adjacent to it, have been cleared of bird flu.
The Livestock Disease Investigation chief sent hundreds of blood samples to the National Veterinary Research Laboratory, Islamabad for testing. But no case of bird flu was detected in the mysteriously dead birds. The deaths of the birds had scared the people of the area following confirmation of bird flu in two NWFP districts. - SOURCE
thousand birds mysteriously
drop dead in Australia
A major phenomena has occurred over the West Australian coastal town of Esperance.
Several thousands of birds, of many different species, have mysteriously dropped dead out of the sky.
Investigations by scientists and vetinarians in the West Australian capital of Perth have failed to discover the cause of the mass deaths.
The Australian newspaper says all the residents of flood-devastated Esperance know, is that their 'dawn chorus' of singing birds is missing.
The main casualties are wattle birds, yellow-throated miners, new holland honeyeaters and singing honeyeaters, although some dead crows, hawks and pigeons have also been found.
Wildlife officers, say The Australian, are baffled by the 'catastrophic' event, which the Department of Environment and Conservation said began well before a freak storm last week.
On Monday, Esperance, 725 kilometres southeast of Perth, was declared a natural disaster zone.
District nature conservation co-ordinator Mike Fitzgerald said the first reports of birds dropping dead in people's yards came in three weeks ago. More than 500 deaths had since been notified. But the calls stopped suddenly last week, reportedly because no birds were left.
'It's very substantial. We estimate several thousand birds are dead, although we don't have a clear number because of the large areas of bushland,' Mr Fitzgerald said.
Birds Australia, the nation's main bird conservation group, said it had not heard of a similar occurrence. 'Not on that scale, and all at the same time, and also the fact that it's several different species,' chief executive Graeme Hamilton said. 'You'd have to call that a most unusual event and one that we'd all have to be concerned about.'
The state Department of Agriculture and Food, which conducted the autopsies, has almost ruled out an infectious process.
Acting chief veterinary officer Fiona Sunderman said there were no leads yet on which of potentially hundreds of toxins might be responsible. Some birds were seen convulsing as they died.
Michelle Crisp was one of the first to contact the DEC after finding dozens of dead birds on her property one morning.
She told The Australian she normally had hundreds of birds in her yard, but that she and a neighbour counted 80 dead birds in one day.
'It went to the point where we had nothing, not a bird,' she said.
'It was like a moonscape, just horrible. But the frightening thing for us, we didn't find any more birds after that. We literally didn't have any birds left to die.' - SOURCE
And Grackles Found Overnight, Baffling City
(AP) Police shut down 10 blocks of businesses in the heart of downtown early Monday after dozens of birds were found dead in the streets, but officials said preliminary tests showed no dangerous chemicals in the air.
As many as 60 dead pigeons, sparrows and grackles were found overnight along Congress Avenue, a main route through downtown. No human injuries or illnesses were reported. - SOURCE
AF Responds to Mysterious Bird Deaths
Air Force News | January 10, 2007
AUSTIN, Texas -- In a scene reminiscent of emergency measures seen in cities across the country after 9/11, downtown Austin, Texas, was temporarily blocked to people and traffic so authorities could investigate the unexplained deaths of more than 60 birds Jan. 8.
Together with local, state and federal responders, the Texas National Guard's 6th Civil Support Team arrived at the corner of 6th Street and Congress Avenue at 6 a.m., shortly after reports came in of numerous dead birds downtown and people becoming ill. - SOURCE
Captain said hail
of creatures hit his boat for up to 30 minutes.
By Green Living Tips | Published 01/17/2007
like this really concern
me; especially when they start appearing in
mainstream media more often.
ABC Australia reports that up to 4,000 birds in
a small area of Western
Australia have been found dead in the past five
weeks and 200 dead swallows
were recently found in another West Australian
town. Cause of death - unknown.
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