Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 81,719

MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

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Since: Jan 10

Scotts Vegas

#64631 Jul 26, 2012
Is nutjob a bad word? I don't mean nothin bad by it.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#64633 Jul 26, 2012
Blueminer wrote:
<quoted text>
Yer a nutjob! Why are things usually exact opposite of what you call it.
I'd rather be a "nutjob" than a liar like you. Now troll away.

Since: Jan 10

Scotts Vegas

#64636 Jul 26, 2012
RoamingInsomniac wrote:
<quoted text>I'd rather be a "nutjob" than a liar like you. Now troll away.
That's funny. Where do you troll away to?

“peace...”

Since: Apr 12

Madisonville, Ky

#64637 Jul 26, 2012
Blueminer wrote:
<quoted text>
That's funny. Where do you troll away to?
Kentucky Dam...right before they turn on the turbines.
Syl

Flatwoods, KY

#64640 Jul 26, 2012
Rattlesnake Pete wrote:
<quoted text>Somewhat shocked there was no reply to this post about a (wild) birds display of love, compassion, and grief for it's mate, all the while, standing in my hand.
Hi! I love Blue birds. Sorry about what happened. We had birds crashing into our front window too, two or three times a week. My husband says there are three main causes for this. 1. Territorial - during mating season where they see their refection and think it's another male and attack it. 2. If you have two windows (one each on opposite sided of a house) and the birds think it's an open flyway through and fly right into one of the windows. 3.(Can't think of third one - I'll get back with you). Anyway, we've stopped almost all birds hitting windows by taping 2 strips of Surveyor tape about 24 in long directly on the center region of the window (space accordingly to take up much of window space). It does not have to be "Surveyor Tape". Almost anything will work - as long as the birds can see it's not a "fly through" flyway. In high rises in cities, they will even tape cutouts of owls or hawks on the windows cause those are predators of most birds and scare them away. Let me know if this helps.

“peace...”

Since: Apr 12

Madisonville, Ky

#64643 Jul 26, 2012
Syl wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi! I love Blue birds. Sorry about what happened. We had birds crashing into our front window too, two or three times a week. My husband says there are three main causes for this. 1. Territorial - during mating season where they see their refection and think it's another male and attack it. 2. If you have two windows (one each on opposite sided of a house) and the birds think it's an open flyway through and fly right into one of the windows. 3.(Can't think of third one - I'll get back with you). Anyway, we've stopped almost all birds hitting windows by taping 2 strips of Surveyor tape about 24 in long directly on the center region of the window (space accordingly to take up much of window space). It does not have to be "Surveyor Tape". Almost anything will work - as long as the birds can see it's not a "fly through" flyway. In high rises in cities, they will even tape cutouts of owls or hawks on the windows cause those are predators of most birds and scare them away. Let me know if this helps.
When a wild bird comes and lands in your hand on its own free will, it's provides insight and understanding that can't be appropriately relayed to other peoples. I once had a rooster that would stand in front of my sliding glass doors while I was learning to play the mandolin. I thought it liked the music, but it was really messing up my steps. Then I realized it wasn't listening to me, but saw it's own reflection in the glass, and wanted to fight the intruder. To relieve him of his jealous anxiety, I wired a mirror inside the BACK of a wire cage and placed it where he could see it when he was on the step. I was not prepared for the entertainment that rooster provided me for the next two weeks, while he attempted to get "the chicken in the mirror". It is now one of my favorite songs on the mandolin.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#64645 Jul 26, 2012
Blueminer wrote:
<quoted text>
That's funny. Where do you troll away to?
I don't troll, but you do. Now, beat it.
trusted

Morgantown, KY

#64648 Jul 26, 2012
Rattlesnake Pete wrote:
<quoted text>The gentleman in this photo died peacefully in his sleep, about two weeks after killing this snake. R.I.P... The top and bottom positions are fallasies, simply for not recognizing or appreciating "middle ground".
So sorry for any lose of anyone. Too many have gone too soon and are greatly missed. Sorry for your lose. May grief , be as a memory of good and not burden you with sadness.. Here is to middle ground...

“Somewhere in Time”

Since: Dec 09

Cannon, KY

#64653 Jul 26, 2012
The only good bird...is a dead bird.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#64656 Jul 26, 2012
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
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I hope so. This copy and paste junk is so useless and dumb.
I know, and I know the trolls here don't like their posts being removed, but that happens with spam here.
I had a baby Robin in my trash can. Yep. Trash can. No idea how it got in, but it couldn't get out. Momma bird was kicking up some dust about it. Luckily, I tipped the can over and the bird was able to hop out. The birds now hang out at my front door. Interesting.

Since: Jan 10

Scotts Vegas

#64658 Jul 26, 2012
RoamingInsomniac wrote:
<quoted text>I don't troll, but you do. Now, beat it.
Yes you do and you were a lousy boring troll. Worse troll I ever saw!
trusted

Morgantown, KY

#64659 Jul 26, 2012
Rattlesnake Pete wrote:
<quoted text>When a wild bird comes and lands in your hand on its own free will, it's provides insight and understanding that can't be appropriately relayed to other peoples. I once had a rooster that would stand in front of my sliding glass doors while I was learning to play the mandolin. I thought it liked the music, but it was really messing up my steps. Then I realized it wasn't listening to me, but saw it's own reflection in the glass, and wanted to fight the intruder. To relieve him of his jealous anxiety, I wired a mirror inside the BACK of a wire cage and placed it where he could see it when he was on the step. I was not prepared for the entertainment that rooster provided me for the next two weeks, while he attempted to get "the chicken in the mirror". It is now one of my favorite songs on the mandolin.
Oh how funnny, but it does work though. I know you can sing to cattle and calm them , and sometimes it works with deers also. We had a mean rooster when I was little and my granny use to go back after him with a broom, he was mean though , he would eat us up if he got the chance. When I was younger , I sang wildwood flower, while my grandfather played the mandolin. Such a awesome thing. Memories I will never forget.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#64660 Jul 26, 2012
trusted wrote:
<quoted text> Oh how funnny, but it does work though. I know you can sing to cattle and calm them , and sometimes it works with deers also. We had a mean rooster when I was little and my granny use to go back after him with a broom, he was mean though , he would eat us up if he got the chance. When I was younger , I sang wildwood flower, while my grandfather played the mandolin. Such a awesome thing. Memories I will never forget.
What an amazing and sweet story, "trusted". And as usual, the daily inspirational stories from "Abeliever" were a boost! Hope everyone is having a brilliant evening!

And thanks AW for the advice on the R.V. purchase. I have a few more questions for you if you'll be around a bit later on tonight! Much appreciated!!

I'm waiting for Wilfred to come on. I love that show, too bad it's only a half hour sitcom, hehe.

SO: Chat in a bit! Hopefully someone will be on here to converse with!
Abeliever

Nashville, TN

#64662 Jul 26, 2012
Hello "Nope", trusted, Blueminer, Ancient Wolf if you pop in. Hope you got the great drenching we did. Power went out for some, lots of thunder and lightning my way, lots of needed rain. Part of south western Kentucky is in a drought and this map is very informative. Did you see my earthquake report disappear? I didn't on my computer. Just wondering. Anyone is free to scroll right past them. The birds aren't dying in Murray or anywhere else in Kentucky that I know of. How about you?

Areas in worst drought categories rise by 50 percent, US says

The drought ruining crops, shrinking water supplies and exacerbating wildfires intensified dramatically over the last week, U.S. forecasters reported Thursday.

The weekly Drought Monitor shows "widespread intensification" in the central U.S., the National Drought Mitigation Center said in a statement.

Across the contiguous U.S., the total area under all kinds of drought grew only slightly but the most severe categories -- extreme and exceptional -- rose from 13.5 percent to 20.5 percent -- the highest level since 2003.

The jump "this week was the largest since we started the U.S. Drought Monitor" 12 years ago, Brian Fuchs, a climatologist and Drought Monitor author, told NBC News. "This is really showing the rapid intensification of the drought due to the heat/dryness over the region with little relief for anyone."

"We’ve seen tremendous intensification of drought through Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Arkansas, Kansas and Nebraska, and into part of Wyoming and South Dakota in the last week," Fuchs said in the center's statement.

America's ongoing drought disaster is getting worse before it gets better. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.

Every state had at least a small area categorized as "abnormally dry" or worse. "It’s such a broad footprint," Fuchs said.

The Weather Channel noted the jump is the equivalent of adding 219,000 square miles to the worst drought categories -- "an area slightly larger than the states of California and New York combined," it noted.

States posting dramatic increases in just the last week included Illinois, which went from 8 percent in extreme/exceptional drought to 70 percent, and Nebraska, which went from 5 percent to 64 percent.
In Illinois, the drought is impacting water supplies in towns like Pontiac. "The Vermillion River does not have enough flow for us to use it as our primary source of water," one field observer reported Wednesday to the Drought Mitigation Center. "We have had to switch to a secondary source of water, located in a reservoir a few miles outside of town ... A 'dirt' like smell and taste is being noted ... We NEED rain, very soon."

The intensification also means drier soils and deteriorated pastures.

"Over 90 percent of the topsoil was short or very short of moisture in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, with virtually all (99 percent) short or very short in Missouri and Illinois," the monitor stated. "Over 80 percent of the pasture and rangeland was in poor or very poor condition in Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana."

A longer drought index compiled by the U.S. shows this year's drought now covers the most acreage since a dry spell in 1954. Two Dust Bowl years, 1934 and 1939, also had larger drought areas in the Palmer Drought Severity Index, which dates back to 1895 but is not as detailed as the Drought Monitor.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/07/26/12...

“peace...”

Since: Apr 12

Madisonville, Ky

#64663 Jul 26, 2012
trusted wrote:
<quoted text> Oh how funnny, but it does work though. I know you can sing to cattle and calm them , and sometimes it works with deers also. We had a mean rooster when I was little and my granny use to go back after him with a broom, he was mean though , he would eat us up if he got the chance. When I was younger , I sang wildwood flower, while my grandfather played the mandolin. Such a awesome thing. Memories I will never forget.
My grandfather was born in 1884 and grandma 1886. I have the fondest memories fighting over who was getting to the Sorghum Cake first. 15 children in all they had, sharecroppers and logsmen. Never owned more than what it took to plant a garden, and canned what it took to live through the winter. He used to cut his grass with a butcher knife(only where it needed it)and was a veterinarian. Dad used to let me ride the mule when he plowed, seemed like 20 ft. up at the time. Most children nowadays will only have fond memories of getting an X-Box or something, but fond memories they will be!
Abeliever

Nashville, TN

#64665 Jul 26, 2012
In honor of the Olympics. I know Hemburn and others are excited to see them. Hope they go on without any drama. The preview of the opening ceremony looks great. This is a two page story so I posted some of it and the rest some will go on to read. The rest can just scroll past it. It is a very interesting story.

Six Minutes in Berlin

In 1936, nine American rowers took on the Nazis in front of Hitler and 75,000 screaming Germans. The story of the greatest Olympic race you’ve never heard of.

Sportswriter Grantland Rice called it the "high spot" of the 1936 Olympics. Bill Henry, who called the race for CBS, said it was "the outstanding victory of the Olympic Games." The event they’re describing wasn’t staged in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, and it had nothing to do with Jesse Owens. It took place in the suburb of Grunau, when a group of college kids from the United States took on Germany and Italy in front of Hitler and 75,000 fans screaming for the Third Reich.

Read more, alot more:
http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/fivering...
Abeliever

Nashville, TN

#64667 Jul 26, 2012
Hempburn will love this. Most would though. Good people to stop and help.

Stuck Baby Bears Get a Big-Hearted Boost

Video: Three adorable little cubs are trapped in a trash bin. Their fretting mama paces nearby. A caring couple swoops in with a risky but ingenious way to free them.

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/bear-c...

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#64670 Jul 26, 2012
Abeliever wrote:
Did you see my earthquake report disappear? I didn't on my computer. Just wondering. Anyone is free to scroll right past them. The birds aren't dying in Murray or anywhere else in Kentucky that I know of. How about you?
Yes, I saw it and commented on how bizarre it seemed that the severity of them seems much higher since yesterday. The numbers were higher on the Richter scale that what has been previously reported. It's still here, as is your latest GodVine post. Topix has been acting weird today, but that happens sometimes...

Commercial break is over, Wilfred is back on. Gotta go for a few, LOL!
Sed

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#64672 Jul 26, 2012
Hello Abeliever.Enjoying your post.Thank you posts.
Sed

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#64674 Jul 26, 2012
*Thank you for your posts*
I should really start proofreading my posts before I hit send.lol

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