Stories like these – http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article7057494.ece – are always fascinating to me.
Especially as a fan of Hitchock’s film The Birds (based on Daphne du Maurier’s short story of the same name), it takes on an even creepier significance. RSPCA animal welfare officer Alison Sparkes said: “It was a remarkable sight and I’ve never seen anything like it before. Onlookers said they heard a whooshing sound and then the birds just hit the ground.”
There’s another short story in there somewhere.