Hundreds of birds took over a petrol station forecourt in eerie footage that looked like a scene straight out of Alfred Hitchcock's film The Birds.
The birds, called grackles, were filmed at an ExxonMobil station in Houston, Texas, by ABC 13 anchor Christine Dobbyn as she went to get petrol on February 2.
Christine said while she had seen the birds at the station before, she had never seen as many on the ground.
"Typically, they are up on the power lines," she said.
"It was crazy that night. I ended up moving across the street to another gas station even though there were some there as well."