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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Hitchcock movie plays out in western Bates County?

Skies were filled as thousands of birds headed east over Amsterdam this morning

Amsterdam area residents got a little taste of Hitchcock's 1963 flick The Birds this morning...thousands and thousands of starlings (mostly) filled the skies in a swath more than a mile wide headed east. The show lasted for more than 20 minutes as some stood outside watching in silent amazement.

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, the birds gather in early Fall and travel in large packs in search of food before migrating south for Winter.