MILLVILLE — Michelle Cavalieri was taking her son for a walk at around 8:30 Tuesday morning when she sawdozens of birds fall from the sky onto the streets of her Peach Drive neighborhood.
Small black birds with red wing tips continued to fall for about an hour, Cavalieri said.
“They would fall, then they would get back up and try to fly, and then they would fall on the ground again and were just [...]
Residents in a Cumberland County community were left wondering Tuesday morning what caused dozens of birds to drop dead from the sky.
Residents along Peach Drive in Millville found around 75 to 80 birds — many red-winged blackbirds — on the ground dead having fallen from trees and the sky. One neighbor even said he saw the birds falling out of the air.
The Chinese-exported stink bug crisis that has ruined apple, peach and grape harvests up and down the East Coast has now reached a frightening 38 states and the Pacific Coast, prompting Congress to push the Agriculture Department to speed up the search for an assassin of the “brown marmorated stink bug.”
Tucked away in the House-passed Farm Bill is $831,000 to fund added research of the bug and what will kill [...]