PHOTO: 49 birds fly over Orlando memorial

- Many people are calling this a sign from above. Monday, a flock of 49 birds flew over an Orlando candlelight vigil dedicated to the 49 victims killed in the massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse.

According to the Daily Mail, as the names of each victim were read out, a photographer at the event noticed a flock of birds flying overhead.

She said she was at the Dr. Philips Performing Arts Center, mourning the loss of a loved one, when she noticed birds soaring above and decided to take a photo.   

The photographer said she didn’t know the number of birds up overhead when she took the picture. Others counted and were stunned.

They couldn’t have come from a separate vigil, about 60 miles away in Lakeland. There, 49 doves were released. Here, the birds in the picture appear to be black.

The photographer didn’t give her name. She said she wanted remain anonymous to keep the focus on the victims.

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent


FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):

Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories