Biologists are now reporting that back in May there was a departure, apparently in a single night, of thousands of birds in multiple species from a long-established nesting site and wildlife refuge on Seahorse Key off Florida. Right in the middle of their nesting season. The birds have not returned. Biologists so far can’t figure out what happened. http://www.timesunion.com/news/scie...rds-abandon-eggs-nests-on-Florida-6369889.php I’m waiting for some other shoe to drop... maybe some contractor for the military ran a test of something or other. If so, whatever it is either works very well indeed, or has a terrible side effect, whichever way one would wish to view it. Maybe the Loch Ness monster has exited the European Union! Article says there has been an increase in surveillance flights seeking drug runners over the island in the past few years. Doesn’t seem to explain the mass reaction of that one night in May, as there are normally up to tens of thousands of birds on that key and now there are none. Of course if there was some action out there involving multiple agency helicopters and drug runner planes / boats, and it went on for hours, maybe that could be disruptive enough. It would be a terrible loss if the birds don’t return next season.