Dead birds found in Bonnie Doon area
Yesterday, in Athens, Alabama, hundreds of blackbirds were killed alongside the highway. Officials there are saying they were killed by traffic; hungry, the birds were looking for forward, became startled, and were hit by a tractor. The article goes out of its way to reiterate there is nothing unusual about the deaths, using phrases as the following:
However, the 300 or more deceased blackbirds were not killed by an unusual phenomenon, but instead by less mysterious means —Yet contrasted with the denials, are the lists of previous bird deaths, as well as the cricket virus and marine life die-offs. Keeping the low hum of anxiety alive on the one hand on a covert level, while assuring the public that there is nothing to fear by insisting "professionals" (who work for the government) agree there is nothing untoward about the deaths.
the birds killed this week were simply hungry and looking for food.
We’ve got four professionals who have come to that consensus.”