I've been looking for a good article to post about the weirdness with birds lately, but this MetaFilter post
will have to do for now. While driving home from New Jersey at the end of the December Jaimee and I saw a flock of thousands upon thousands of birds fly over I-95. It was like nothing I'd ever seen before: maybe the closest thing to sublimity I've ever witnessed personally. Since then we've seen weirdly Hitchcockian flocks every so often, including just the other day, when a hundred or so stopped in our neighborhood for an hour. I've been wondering if it's just confirmation bias
or if the warm weather really has interfered with the normal migratory patterns. Whatever's going on, you know it isn't good.UPDATE
: Anonymous in the comments drops another piece of knowledge: Balmy winter puts chill on bird migration.