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7293Re: [CALBIRDS] Hitchcock's Birds

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  • Roger Wolfe
    Jun 14, 2008
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      Alvaro et al,

      Scientists have attributed the probable cause of the bizarre behavior by
      seabirds near Capitola in 1961 to domoic acid poisoning from a red tide
      algae bloom. See:

      http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1511/is_n11_v16/ai_17643229


      Cheers,
      Roger Wolfe
      Soquel Cove, CA
      http://www.montereyseabirds.com


      Alvaro Jaramillo wrote:
      > Calbirds folks
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      > Something a little different here. As I am a fan of seabirds, I have
      > always wondered about the story of the Sooty Shearwaters that rained down on
      > Santa Cruz, part of the inspiration for Hitchcock’s “The Birds;” I found
      > little on it except this:
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      > HYPERLINK
      > "http://www.santacruzpl.org/history/unusual/birds.shtml"http://www.santacruz
      > pl.org/history/unusual/birds.shtml
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      > What is mysterious is why this happened in 1961 and not again, or has it?
      > There have been many foggy nights in the last 40 years. Has anyone actually
      > looked at this and figured out some good scenarios for why it happened in
      > the first place and why not again?
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      > Cheers
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      > Al
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