I don’t have a fear of birds.
Quite often however the local flocks of rooks here in the mountains go batshit crazy and it would be enough to make the hardest of hearts miss a beat or two.
Normally you don’t see many rooks around here. They tend to be somewhat reclusive. Come evening time however, and usually on a fairly blustery day just as dusk is falling they go ballistic. They take over every tree, overhead wire and every aerial [in the past I had to regularly replace aerials as they kept getting broken]. Then they just go mad.
A couple of evenings ago they were beginning to annoy me. Their little display went on for at least an hour if not two. I even had to bring Cat in as they were flying at her at ground level and scaring the shit out of Cat.
So turn up the volume and have a look. It’s only 40 seconds long.