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A flock of grackles fly across the airfield at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 7, 2022. The Bird/Animal Strike Hazard program at the 80th Flying Training Wing works to mitigate the threats birds and other wildlife can have on training operations. An average of 52 bird strikes occur annually. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Lauren Niemi)
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