STAUNTON, Va. -- It's usually a quiet neighborhood in Staunton, but neighbors there say over the last month they've had some noisy guests.
Neighbors say hundreds of Starling birds visit the area every night.
"One evening we were back by the pool and they went from one tree to the next and it was almost like a horror story, I mean it turned black, it was actually kind of scary," said Andrea Howdyshell, who lives in the area.
She says the sky turned black because there were so many birds.
"Probably that night there were about 150 to 200 of them flying across," said Howdyshell.
Other neighbors say it's not just scary, it's annoying. They say the birds leave droppings on their cars and feathers in their yards.
Some can't stand it, while others like Howdyshell have learned to deal with it.
"We're out here to go swimming and that's about all, and the back garden, but it's not like we're out every day to hear them," said Howdyshell.
The USDA Wildlife Services plans on visiting the neighborhood a few nights this week to take care of the problem.
Staunton's Public Works director says they'll use fireworks to scare the birds away from the area.
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