More mysterious bird deaths now hit Sweden

Posted Jan 5, 2011 by Kev Hedges
Following the mysterious deaths of thousands of birds in Arkansas and the fish deaths in Chesapeake Bay - now hundreds of jackdaws have apparently fallen from the sky in Sweden.
Thousands of Jackdaws in the sky
Thousands of Jackdaws in the sky
Dozens of dead birds have fallen from the sky in the town of Falkoeping in Sweden, many have no apparent injuries, and several have been hit by cars after falling from the sky. Parallels have been drawn from the 5,000 red-winged blackbirds that plummeted mysteriously from the sky on New Year's Eve in Beebe.
Experts in Sweden say the case of the falling birds is rare but "poisoning or disease" could be a reason. One resident who was driving home from work late on Tuesday night said, "hundreds of birds were dotted in front of him in the street". Drilon Hulaj, said he had been reminded of the the events in the town of Beebe, Arkansas. In that phenomenon experts said fireworks may have startled the birds from their nests or high-altitude snow storms could have killed the bird, reports BBC Europe .
However in Falkoeping, there have been no reports of any storms or fireworks being spent. The birds that have perished in Sweden are all Jackdaws and so far around 100 are reported to have perished.