Dozens of birds fall dead from sky, ‘a mystery’ in Tsawwassen, B.C, Canada
A number of dead birds, which bystanders say fell from the sky, lie on the pavement. (Kevin Beech)
The Canadian Wildlife Service is investigating a “mortality event” in which dozens of birds literally fell from the sky on a road near Tsawwassen, B.C.
People were shocked to witness the birds, believed to be starlings, plunge to the ground near the BC Ferries terminal on Sept. 14.
It is unclear whether they were dead before hitting the ground.
Kevin Beech says the scene was something reminiscent of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
“The poor little guys were in blood pools and stuff. It was horrible,” he said.
He took a picture and posted it on Facebook, where it was shared hundreds of times.
Those who witnessed the event told Beech it was like a mass suicide as the birds, believed to be starlings, crashed to the ground in a big group.
Shawn Phillips was on his way to pick up someone from the ferry terminal when he says he saw “swarms of birds doing aerial events.”
He said one of the groups did a loop and then dived straight into the ground.
“Man it was unexpected. It was unreal to see. It was spooky to see,” Phillips said.
He pulled over but said, “there were no survivors”.
Courtesy of cbc.ca