As cardinals flock to
blackbirds and starlings are flocking to . Yes, we couldn't help
ourselves with that transition. And the hills are alive with the sounds of air
cannons. The cannons were brought in to disperse hundreds of thousands of birds
roosting in trees, filling the skies, blocking the sun. Hopkinsville,
CORNISH: The cannons were brought in to disperse hundreds of thousands of birds roosting in trees, filling the skies, blocking the sun.
BOBBY HAILE: Well, they usually come in about 4:30 or 5:00, and they just come in in droves. They don't just come at one time. They circle around and look for a landing place. And then here comes another maybe 1,000 birds, and the sky almost gets black. The sky is just full of them.
resident Bobby Haile, a retired dentist. And while it's not uncommon for
migratory flocks to make a pit stop in Haile's area, the sheer scope of this
visit is causing some problems. With us to explain a bit more about this
troublesome bird summit in Hopkinsville is Geoff LaBaron, an
ornithologist with National Audubon Society. Welcome, Geoff. Hopkinsville,
GEOFF LABARON: Glad to be here.
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