Mary Anna (2 Jan 2012)
"First sign of an apocalyptic year to come? Thousands of blackbirds fall to their death in Arkansas town for second New Year's Eve in a row"

 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2080859/Blackbird-deaths-Sign-apocalypse-thousands-die-2nd-New-Years-Eve-row.html

A small Arkansas town might have shown the first example of that as approximately 5,000 blackbirds dropped dead from the sky last night in the early hours of the new year.
As if the incident was not strange enough, it is the second time in two years that the birds have fallen as the calendar year changes.