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RE: [CALBIRDS] Hitchcock's Birds

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  • Alvaro Jaramillo
    Roger Thanks for clearing up this mystery for me! It never made sense that just fog had caused this. Great Yellow-breasted Chat and Indigo Bunting this morning
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 14, 2008
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      Roger

      Thanks for clearing up this mystery for me! It never made sense that just
      fog had caused this.

      Great Yellow-breasted Chat and Indigo Bunting this morning in Half Moon Bay!


      Good birding

      Al

      Alvaro Jaramillo
      chucao@...
      Half Moon Bay, California

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      From: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of Roger Wolfe
      Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2008 7:20 AM
      To: Alvaro Jaramillo; CALBIRDS
      Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Hitchcock's Birds

      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
      >
      >
      >
      > 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:
      >
      >
      >
      > HYPERLINK
      >
      "http://www.santacruzpl.org/history/unusual/birds.shtml"http://www.santacruz
      > pl.org/history/unusual/birds.shtml
      >
      >
      >
      > 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?
      >
      >
      >
      > Cheers
      >
      >
      >
      > Al
      >
      >
      >
      > Alvaro Jaramillo
      >
      > HYPERLINK "mailto:chucao@..."chucao@...
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      > Half Moon Bay, California
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      >
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