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story.lead_photo.caption Workers with U.S. Environmental Services LLC don protective gear Sunday as they remove dead birds from the backyard of a home along Leewood Cove in Beebe. ( Stephen B. Thornton)

About 2,000 to 3,000 dead birds that fell from the sky on New Year’s Eve in Beebe were collected after a 10- to 12-hour cleaning effort by U.S. Environmental Services, city workers and residents, Mayor Mike Robertson said.

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Arkansas, Pages 7 on 01/03/2011

Print Headline: Dead-bird count passes 2,000


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  • Dingus
    January 3, 2011 at 10:57 a.m.

    A few dead blackbirds, whatever. There are millions of the darn things crapping all over the place. I wish more of them would kick.

  • Nark
    January 3, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.

    Could these dead birds have any connection to the dead fish that showed up recently in another Arkansas area?

  • NickieD
    January 3, 2011 at 1:10 p.m.

    News flash: As of this AM the count is over 5,000.
    Dingus... what an ass ABND what an appropriate name!
    Could anyone express a dumber sentiment than you have? I think not! You don't think that thousands of birds of one species dropping out of the sky has some import? Another victim of the Arkanight Educational system, trained for a lack of curiosity, like a good little drone.
    By the way, they are still trying to blame fireworks for scaring the birds to death... seems like they either don't want to admit what caused this or they don't want to admit what caused this. Could there be another reason, I wonder?

  • CordisK
    January 3, 2011 at 1:59 p.m.

    I think its the T-Virus. The Zombie Apocalypse has begun!

  • Eventresrch
    January 3, 2011 at 3:09 p.m.

    Has anyone read the NASA press release about the sun becoming recently highly active for the next couple years? It was so cataclysmic their idea of the suns core has changed, and we can expect to see northern lights clear down in Texas. Being that birds and fish are highly sensitive to magnetic fluctuation, maybe the solar event had something to do with it.

  • Coralie
    January 3, 2011 at 5:55 p.m.

    Thanks Eventresrch for a reasonable hypothesis.
    Whatever birds and fish are highly sensitive to, people may be sensitive to as well.

  • Oldearkie
    January 3, 2011 at 7:37 p.m.

    The Bush administration has been blamed for everything else, why not this too? If not the Bush admin, then it must be the reptilian aliens that airport security is looking for with the strip nekkid machines and pat downs. I have an ex wife that volunteered for the security check but they told her she'd have to buy a ticket like everyone else. I posted another answer yesterday. I hope everyone got it.

  • jedog
    January 4, 2011 at 3:03 a.m.

    Dubya is at doubt about it... soooiiiiiieeeee pig beat buckeyes.

  • jedog
    January 4, 2011 at 3:06 a.m.

    For NARK.... FISH live in water... birds outside of
    connection in their deaths.... hope this is helpful.. understand is...?

    sooooooiiiiiiiieeee OSU

  • FreeSpiritMan
    January 4, 2011 at 10 a.m.

    Typical Arkansas right wing conservative answer showing such intellect.
    This has become a National news story, why don't you try to get your comment on the National nightly news to help Arkansas with its culture image. I believe I will also add Oldarkie to this as well.