Saturday, January 8, 2011

Fireworks, my TOE!!!

OK.  What's YOUR opinion as to what is going on in this Country and other Countries with thousands upon thousands of dead birds and dead fish?  When we first heard about it, it was Arkansas.  Oh, it was fireworks they said in some lame attempt to explain the unexplainable.  Well, if it was fireworks then that would happen every new years and every 4th of July and it doesn't.  Now, we learn this has happened in other places in the US as well, and fish too!  Then, we learn it's happened in other Countries.  Fireworks?  I think not!!  How stupid to even try to pass that off on us. 

While I'm at it, the Wildlife officials in MY State at east, are saying something about allowing hunting of Sandhill Cranes.  How stupid is that when the still small numbers Whooping Cranes, back from extinction in a small way, make their migration along with the Sandhill cranes.  Yes, let's just shoot then down and while we're at it..make the Sandhill Cranes also near extinction after a sufficient time passes. 

Wednesday Rant Day is today.  And this picture represents how I feel about the topics I wrote of.  Mad.


  1. I wonder if we'll ever get the truth, I doubt it.
    So, as this continues to happen to innocent wildlife, what will happen to humans, I wonder.

  2. I just read an article that says massive die-offs occur like this on a regular basis. They say it's the technological communication that make it know to us more.

    "With the Internet, cell phones and worldwide communications, people are noticing events, connecting the dots more.

    "This instant and global communication, it's just a human instinct to read mystery and portents of dangers and wondrous things in events that are unusual," Wilson told The Associated Press on Thursday. "Not to worry, these are not portents that the world is about to come to an end."

    I sure hope they're right.

  3. I can't buy it. Something on this scale would have been noticed and talked about. I read that too and I don't believe it. I don't have any theories but I do not buy that. It would have been noted.

  4. there seems no viable answer, and if there was do you think we'd learn the truth , or just be spoon fed a 'spin' reply? Colder weather, short supply of natural food, poisoned food chain?... Guessing is all we can do, and feel pain at the loss of such much needed wildlife. I feel as if the whole thing is unravelling, like a thread on a jumper and however you try to stop it, it never looks or feels the same. Oh dear...I'm in 'doom' mode, but it does make you wonder...xPenx

  5. I thought that was ridiculous about the firework "explanation" too. I think that it points to the fact that few of us trust the government for much these kingdom for some integrity in leadership! I am shocked at the idea that there should be hunting of sandhill cranes! What next? Well, my "rant" is that you have an excellent day in spite of it all Carole!

  6. Birds are strange. I've never seen a squirrel die from fright!

  7. That is a great photo to make your point! I was under the assumption that the birds died because of the tornadoes in that area at the time. However that wouldn't explain happenings in other states. I hope they come up with a logical conclusion.

  8. I have no idea what really is going on. But I hope these events will raise awareness for wildlife.

  9. I've read that this happens often...don't know why I've never heard of it before...

  10. I don't believe their "explanation". I think that of this happened all of the time, then we would have heard of and/or witnessed it before. No, I do NOT think it's the end of the world. I simply don't believe the pablum they put out to shut everyone up.

  11. It does make one wonder. Hearing of several places within this country was troublesome enough, then to hear of other countries. I saw someone on Facebook that wondered if there wasn't testing of a sonar weapon. Mostly the reasons given seem to be to try and quiet everyone fears. The massive bleeding inside shows definite trauma, but from what???

  12. I'm on a catch up blog walk today, and yes, I agree with you and Connie now. I didn't know until the other day that this phenomena had happened in many places in this country and in other countries. Birds, fish, crabs, that is SCAREY! Something is going on and someone is not fessing up. I smell a cover up and I'm not even one to usually jump onto a "cover up bandwagon". And notice, too, that it was not just in the air but on the ground as well. Geez, the more I type the more nervous I get about it all.
    Hugs sent to you, Carole, and Miss Gorgeous, too.

  13. OK....time for "Ole Horace Man'ure" (pronounced man-wah) to put in his two cents worth.
    The birds in question were blackbirds that have this inbred ability ( defense mechanism) to fly in flocks of hundreds to thousands of birds. I'm sure you've seen them out in the Fall of the year flying around in big flocks that in perfect unison will soar, dive, and swirl in perfect cadance.
    Since this "die off...with heavy blunt force trama" was done at night...then it is plausable to me that they were frightened from their night roosts by fireworks (on New Years Eve). They could have just flown into wires, trees, and buildings in mass. Very few birds can see at night.

  14. I just heard about all this the other day and really I dont know what to think .
    I hope you and LB are doing well. Wishing many photo opps this year Caorl and health to LB.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday.

  15. Hi Carole, Seems like alot of strange things are happening with the weather, birds,and fish, etc.Not sure what to think but it is very sad, and disturbing indeed. I do believe we are living in the last days before Jesus returns to set all things right. Nature is growning in so many ways.
    Love your photo and the bird does look mad.
    Hope all is well with you and LB.
    Hugs, Dianne :)