Wildlife specialists think the red-eyed “Eared Grebe“  birds crash landed into the snowy parking lot, mistaking it for a body of water.  The eared grebes who are duck-like aquatic birds, were likely on their way to the Mexican coast for the winter.
birdwalmart Over 4,000 Red Eyed Birds Crash Onto Wal Mart Parking LotIn St. George Utah, over 3,000 birds crash landed into a Wal-Mart parking lot.

Fox News said that this afternoon, ‘volunteers had helped rescue more than 3,000 birds, releasing them into a nearby pond’. Officials estimated that about 1,500 died from the crash!

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