Mystery behind Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’ solved?

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 behaviour by British writer Daphne du Maurier — via

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