Scientists are confused as to why dozens of specific birds are ending up dead.
On Thursday, September 8, 2016 many birds fall out of the trees and skies. There were a total of 48 birds affected, but only 33 died. They were a specific type of beautiful iridescent songbird called a Grackle.
Many people in the boston neighborhood, dorchester, reported that the birds were flying into the trees and then falling out, or the weaker ones just falling out from the sky. They tried to help the birds but when they stood them up they would fall over, as if they were paralyzed on one side of its body. Scientists who are covering this small epidemic are very confused by why all of these poor birds wound up dead. Two neighborhood cats were also found dead; possibly caused by eating the dead birds. -Emily Diamond