It’s not a bad movie, or a sci-fi prank, this is real life. In a weird turn of events, a massive flock of nearly 300 birds dropped from the sky in North Wales.
The masses of birds were discovered in Anglesey by Hannah Stevens, who had seen the flock flying around earlier that day.
Stevens said she had initially seen them flying overhead before landing and appearing to eat something in the road.
Just an hour later, she returned to the road to find the large flock of starlings no longer alive, leaving her confused as to what had happened to the feathered creatures.
After telling her partner, Dafydd Edwards, he decided to go see it for himself and filmed the recently-passed birds in what can only be described as looking like a crime scene out of a bad movie.
Edwards said: “I counted 150 last night but I gave up as there’s just hundreds of them littered everywhere. It’s as if they just dropped down dead from the sky.
My partner spotted it when she was on the way to the doctor’s yesterday late afternoon. She said she saw hundreds of them flying over and thought it looked amazing, but on her way back around an hour later they were all laying in the road.
I didn’t believe her so I went to see for myself. It’s very strange, I can’t put my finger on it. There are still some alive in the hedges today but it’s all unexplained at the moment.”
Edwards went on to contact the proper authorities, and animals control is looking into the matter.
Interesting facts about starlings, that you may not know:
Starlings are omnivores (they eat plants and meat). Its diet is based on the millipedes, spiders, snails and worms during the winter. Berries, seed, grains and fruit are major source of food during the summer.
They produce various unmusical songs that are composed of whistles, chuckles and rattling sounds. It can mimic songs of other birds and sound of human speech.
Starlings are generally a highly social family. Most species associate in flocks of varying sizes throughout the year. A flock of starlings is called a murmuration. These flocks may include other species of starlings and sometimes species from other families.
Starlings can live up to 15 years in the wild!
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