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Birds and Smoke

4 monthes ago   |   By Ornithology

There was a recent report of hundreds of thousands of birds found dead in New Mexico.
Biologists figure it has something to do with the wildfires that are plaguing the western states. Dead birds are also being found in Colorado, Texas, and
Mexico. Many of them were migratory insectivorous birds. Live birds were seen picking insects off the ground when they usually feed in the air. Even swallows that can't walk on the ground were feeding there.
Apparently some birds were driven by the fires to migrate early or at least leave their breeding grounds to escape the flames. Others changed their...
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