The incident is similar to other accounts of dead birds falling from the sky in recent times including one event in Maryland that saw hundreds of birds littering the side of a road earlier this year. A county spokesperson has attributed the most recent spate of deaths to granular pesticide spread in nearby farms while warning residents to avoid contact with the dead birds and to stay indoors.
Michelle Cavalieri had witnessed the birds dropping from the sky as it was happening. “Crazy – something out of a movie,” she said. Another witness, Jim Sinclair, added “they’d get up and try and fly and they were out of control so they’d crash and fall again.”
Millville, New Jersey residents found 80 deceased birds littering their streets earlier this week. The birds reportedly fell from the sky and trees, according to residents.