A loud boom echoes across Western Drive. Thousands of European starlings take to the sky. Branches from the tree on which they were perched quiver as the weight of the birds is lifted.
It's a sight that many throughout the city have seen of late, according to Assistant Campbellsville Fire Chief Bill Hall, Campbellsville Fire Department.
On duty firefighters have spent downtime in the evenings recently, dealing with thousands of European starlings roosting in trees in residential neighborhoods, Hall said.