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Letter: Birds phenomenon

Pam Capozziello writes:
Hi Linda! Was just wondering if you or anyone else in Columbia or neighboring counties was witness to a massive flying mass of birds recently, one being just tonight, Tuesday, December 21, 2021, prior to sundown!

I have NEVER seen anything like this in my entire life... About 3 weeks ago I was outside doing barn chores and witnessed an enormous train of songbirds (I think they were anyways). They were so loud they sounded like a train coming. I am guessing in that mass there must have been several thousand birds. I watched them cross over our house and settle down in the trees over our neighbors house. They hung out in the trees in my neighborhood before disappearing after a few days. It was like I was in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds! Was very freaky. I could see them all down the street forming into a semi-tornado before rising high in the sky.

Then, just tonight, I witnessed another mass of birds and this was a totally different breed, they looked much like a hawk type bird with large wingspan, hundreds of them flying over our property. What can be causing this?? Weird the first mass came 2 weeks prior to the tornadoes here in KY so I was wondering if they somehow knew of incoming bad weather and got all their friends together and moved out of that area. Who knows? Just really weird to see and kind of creepy! --Pam

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