Weird Weather

Jeremiah Gray

Arkansas Blackbirds falling from the sky

Blackbird Beat Down

In January 2011, hundreds of Arkansas's state bird, the Blackbird, was found dead and lifeless laying on the ground, cars and home roofs. This incident made a small dent in the birds population. Many believed that the reason they were falling from the sky was because of the fumes and smoke from the fireworks after New Years Eve.

Blackbirds die again?

On January 1, 2012, A huge amount of Blackbirds were found lying on the ground once again. It took place at the same exact time as the first. So by now, scientists are sure that it is the fireworks fumes that are causing the birds to fly so low to the ground, and either fall from the smoke, or get hit by fireworks.