We know you've been wondering. And, until a short telephone call ago, we, too, had been feeling eerily connected to Hitchcock's film, The Birds. There's just something about animals in mass that gives us the heebie-jeebies. One mouse? Marketable. A million mice? Massive cardiac infarction. So, how about them starlings over SMN? Someone began a short discussion on the TF Facebook fan page recently on the curious phenomenon of the thousands of small black birds clouding in choreographed flocks over the church and train station. Deciding to face our fears head on, we called Fausto Barbagli, curator of ornithology at the Museo di Storia Naturale La Specola in Florence, and let our curiosity about this bird business take flight.