You know what I hate? Returning home to find 75 dead birds in my backyard, I really hate that! When Julie Knight, a nurse, returned to her home in Somerset village of Croxley she discovered a virtual bloodbath of dead and dying birds strewn across her yard. 75 starlings had literally rained down into her garden “It was like something out of a horror film, like Hitchcock’s The Birds. It was absolutely terrifying,” All the dead birds were found in a small area of her garden measuring about 12ft in diameter. Experts believe they may have tried to escape a predator like a sparrow hawk and accidentally flown into the ground. Hmm, dumbass starlings!