UK Daily Mail 
Jan 2, 2011
Residents of Beebe in Arkansas have been left with an environmental mystery after more than 2,000 blackbirds fell to their deaths in a section of the city.
The birds fell in frightening quantities off Windwood Drive, leaving experts in the area scratching their heads over the cause of the phenomenon.
Some residents initially thought that the birds might have been poisoned – as many think the large influx of the birds around this time of year are a nuisance.
One resident said: ‘Millions, millions fly over every night. You look up at the sky and it’s just black.