"Now a tiny English village is the latest community to claim to be being hit by the phenomenon known as “the hum”.
Residents of Woodland, in County Durham, claim that every night a noise permeates the air similar to the throb of a car engine.
It is sometimes so strong that it even shakes the bed of one of the householders.
But no matter how hard they look, the community cannot find the source of the problem and, at their wits end, have called in the council to investigate."
— Tiny village is latest victim of the ‘The hum’ - Telegraph
"Apparently, some 5,000 of the birds were defecating in the feed meal, posing a threat to the animals and farm workers, when the USDA decided killing them would be the best action to take."
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"Some of the Louisiana birds will be tested by the National Wildlife Health Center run by the U.S. Geological Survey. But a USGS spokesman told The Baton Rouge Advocate that USGS records showed 16 incidents in the last 30 years where more than 1,000 blackbirds have died all at once. “These large events do take place,” he said. “It’s not terribly unusual."
— More birds fall from sky — this time in La. - U.S. news - Environment - msnbc.com