Starlings’ aerial antics behind mystery of Scots’ power outages

Starlings’ aerial antics behind mystery of Scots’ power outages

Walk at dusk reveals murmurations bouncing networks’ electricity cables and switching off the lights

The mystery surrounding a string of unexplained power cuts across a small town in Scotland has been solved after video footage revealed the culprits – starlings dancing on power lines.

The birds’ murmurations are thought to be behind the baffling spate of evening blackouts in Airth, their combined mass bouncing the overhead electricity lines and causing the power to trip.

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