Mystery as hundreds of birds found dead on sidewalks after falling from the sky “like rain”, leaving residents baffled

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HUNDREDS of birds have been found dead on sidewalks after falling from the sky “like rain” in Spain.

The birds fell on cars and some even struck residents outside the Ribera Juan Cardona hospital in the town of Ferrol at around 9 a.m. on November 26.

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More than a hundred birds have fallen dead from the sky in the streets of Ferrol, SpainCredit: CEN
Authorities still do not know the cause of their deaths

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Authorities still do not know the cause of their deathsCredit: CEN

At the time, it was believed the birds were likely electrocuted or died from bird flu, however, both causes have now been ruled out by investigating authorities, leaving residents in bewilderment.

According to the 20 Minutos news site, 127 dead specimens and a few surviving birds were sent to the Oleiros Wildlife Recovery Center in the city of La Coruna for testing.

The report says the surviving birds were found in a “state of decay” and had an “inability to fly” with obvious trauma to their wings and legs.

Due to the condition of the surviving starlings, “they were treated with nutritional supplements and treatment for obvious injuries.”

To determine if the birds were poisoned, samples were taken for “toxicological analysis of tissues of the brain, heart, lungs, trachea, kidneys and intestine” which are currently “awaiting treatment.” results ”.

However, experts concluded that the deaths could not have been caused by bird flu because they “cannot be linked to a viral, bacterial or parasitic infection” – and electrocution has also been ruled out.

It comes after hundreds of crows died and fell to earth in front of shocked villagers in “doomsday” scenes in Russia in September.

According to local residents, the village “was littered with bodies of black birds” in Ust-Tarka, in the Novosibirsk region.

Bezformata reported that seeing dead birds falling from the sky “caused anxiety among residents.”

Sergei Kuzlyakin, chief medical officer of the Ust-Tarksk veterinary department, told local media that tests had been carried out to establish the cause of the massive death of the birds.

He noted that other birds and animals were apparently not injured, only crows – hundreds of species in Russia.

Birds flew erratically before dropping dead

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Birds flew erratically before dropping deadCredit: CEN
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