7 January 2011, JellyBean @ 9:04 am

More mass bird deaths have now been reported in both Kentucky and Los Angeles and in Italy as well.

Kentucky wildlife officials say several hundred dead birds were found dead in the western part of the state, including grackles, red wing blackbirds, robins and starlings.

Tests performed on the birds ruled out diseases or poisons. Officials in Kentucky are saying that the deaths could have been caused by weather or another natural event.

Thousands of dead fish have also washed up on Folly Beach, South Carolina. These fish are Menhaden fish, a common small bait fish.

Mark Williams of the Department of Health and Environmental Control says this appears to be a temperature-related fish kill. Charleston County Park officials told Williams that the water temperature was about 48-51 degrees which can kill fish.

The Huffington Post reported possibly thousands of dead and dying birds in Italy. Countless turtle doves were found scattered in the streets, in flower beds and hanging tragically from trees “like Christmas balls” in the town of Faenza. Many of the birds that fell dead from the sky were discovered with a mysterious blue stain in their beaks.

Those tracking the mass animal deaths can now do so through Google Maps.

Google Maps links reports of animal deaths, (including the original reports of dead blackbirds and fish) as well as reports of birds that have succumbed to the bird flu.

By clicking on the blue tack on the map you will be given a link that will bring you to the original news report.

You can access the page by clicking HERE

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