Friday, December 19, 2014

Birds 'heard tornadoes coming' and fled one day ahead

"U.S. scientists say tracking data shows that five golden-winged warblers "evacuated" their nesting site one day before the April 2014 tornado outbreak."

"Geolocators showed the birds left the Appalachians and flew 700km (400 miles) south to the Gulf of Mexico."

"The next day, devastating storms swept across the south and central U.S."

"They escaped just south of the tornadoes' path - and then went straight home again. By 2 May, all five were back in their nesting area."

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