WOONSOCKET â€” Robert Bouchard can still crack a joke about how his neighborhood is starting to remind him of the Hitchcock classic, â€śThe Birds,â€ť but donâ€™t be fooled: Heâ€™s losing his sense of humor about the North Endâ€™s population of gloomy-looking vultures.
Itâ€™s growing, says Bouchard.
And so are his concerns about avian-borne disease and property values.
â€śThe growth has been exponential,â€ť says Bouchard. â€śItâ€™s gotten to the point where you donâ€™t even see a migratory dropoff of the population in the summertime anymore.â€ť