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When a Bunch of Birds Lost their Minds and Attacked Hog Island Light in 1900

The scene that unfolded back in the year 1900 on Hog Island, Va. was straight out of the Alfred Hitchcock horror classic “The Birds.” A flurry of unusual avian activity was in the air along the Atlantic Flyway in those weeks. A long and unseasonable stretch of warm weather had set a whole bunch of birds off on their northward spring migration far earlier than…