A flock of yellow-headed blackbirds fell from the sky on a roadway in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, according to security footage, but the cause of the odd fall is unknown.
Residents in Cuauhtémoc discovered many dead birds early on Feb. 7, according to the Spanish-language El Heraldo de Chihuahua. According to the publication, local police were rushed to the scene and discovered scores of dead birds on the pavements and streets.
Two of Alejandra Herlinda Iglesias Gonzalez’s cousins were among those who saw the birds on the street, according to Storyful. Using Gonzalez’s security camera footage, police spoke with the family and found the exact time the birds plummeted from the sky.
The video shows a cloud of blackbirds abruptly tumbling to the earth, which has subsequently gone viral on social media. Some appear to have survived the fall and have flown away, but many more have been found dead on city streets.
According to El Heraldo de Chihuahua, the birds may have perished as a result of breathing poisonous gases from a nearby heater or an overload from electricity lines, according to a veterinarian who rushed to the site at the request of authorities. However, a precise reason could not be identified right away.
According to the National Wildlife Federation, yellow-headed blackbirds spend the summer in the west-central United States and Canada, and the winter in the western United States, from California to Texas, and south to Mexico and Central America.
In early 2020, a similarly stunning event occurred in Pennsylvania. Birds suddenly dropped from the sky in Bucks County, as one witness described it as “something out of a movie.”
Cincinnati was the source for this tale.