When Hitchcockian horror came true: The 1960s killer bird swarm that inspired “The Birds”

Sixty years ago in March 1963, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror movie “The Birds” introduced viewers to a small seaside town in California that is suddenly and inexplicably attacked by ferocious feathered fiends. Ostensibly based on a 1952 short story by¬†Daphne du Maurier, “The Birds” features seagulls, crows and a range of other bird species as they ruthlessly slash at terrified humans with razor-sharp beaks and talons....

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