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Labs seek clues after 3,000 birds die in Arkansas

 


Labs seek clues after 3,000 birds die in Arkansas

JEANNIE NUSS, Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Wildlife experts are trying to solve a mystery that evoked images of the apocalypse: Why did more than 3,000 red-winged blackbirds tumble from the Arkansas sky shortly before midnight on New Year's Eve?

Scientists are investigating whether fireworks, poison or bad weather might have forced the birds out of the sky, or if a disoriented bird simply led the flock into the ground.

"We have a lot more questions," said Karen Rowe, an ornithologist with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission....



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