This sure looks weird. And while you'd think there might be some sensible explanation for it, not really! A $US140m Navy E-6B was landing at an airport in Arkansas when birds amassed into a ball and attacked it head on.
According to Kaia Larsen, who snapped the photo as she was driving by the Fort Smith Regional Airport in Arkansas, that's basically exactly what happened:
They all started to fly towards the plane like a big ball...I realised something strange was going on...It was quite sinister to watch but a fantastic sight.
Thankfully, the pilot landed the plane without incident. But yeah, keep an eye on those birds. [Daily Mail]