They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!!!
This photo reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’. Hitchcock got the idea for the movie when dying and disoriented seabirds rammed themselves into homes across California’s Monterey Bay in the summer of 1961. These avian incidents sparked Hitchcock’s interest, along with a story about spooky bird behavior by British writer Daphne du Maurier.
‘The Birds’ is a famous novelette by Daphne du Maurier. It is the story of Nat Hocken and his wife and children, as a massive number of birds begin attacking them. It is thought that the author had been inspired by watching a man ploughing his field, while some seagulls were wheeling and diving above him.
The long-standing mystery about the cause of the strange bird behavior across California’s Monterey Bay has been solved. According to ocean environmentalist Sibel Bargu of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, the birds were poisoned. The symptoms were extremely similar to later bird poisoning events in the same area.