(MAIL ONLINE) — It was like a grisly scene from a horror film.
On Sunday night, over a quiet Somerset house, scores of swooping starlings tumbled out of the sky and fell, dead, into a single front garden.
Covering an area 12ft across, more than 100 birds carpeted the garden, each with blood oozing from its beak and curled up claws.
Most had died, although some flapped lamely, clearly in pain until the RSPCA put them out of their misery.
PID COMMENT: While the article compares the scene to sudden bird deaths depicted in ABC’s fictional program, Flash Forward, our first thought was of a scene in the movie Signs where a bird smashes into an ‘invisible’ space ship. Neither comparison is comforting, is it?