Whodunit? A final mystery surrounding the work of film legend Alfred Hitchcock – what triggered the crazed bird flocks that helped inspire his
1963 thriller The Birds – appears solved by scientists.
Dying and disoriented seabirds rammed themselves into homes across California’s Monterey Bay in the summer of 1961, sparking a long-standing mystery about the cause among marine biologists. The avian incidents sparked local visitor Hitchcock’s interest, along with a story about spooky bird behavior by British writer Daphne du Maurier.