What information do Nat and his wife receive from the radio in "The Birds"?

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The information that Nat and his wife get from the radio in "The Birds" includes the fact that they are not alone in their experience and that bird attacks are taking place all over England. They are advised via radio to batten down the hatches and take all possible precautions to protect their homes and their children. Later, Nat knows that matters have become serious when radio stations are no longer broadcasting.

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After the intense and frightening night they had, Nat and his wife receive information via the radio that birds had been acting strangely all over England. This strange news must come as a relief to Nat, who had spent the morning unsuccessfully trying to find somebody else who had had a strange experience with birds in the night.

The statement that comes through on the radio tells Nat and his wife that vast quantities of birds had been reported to be flocking above towns and other populated areas. There are also stories of people being attacked by the birds, as had happened to Nat and his children the previous night. The broadcast also told them that experts believed the birds were migrating south en masse due to the Arctic airstream and were attacking humans due to extreme hunger.

The broadcast also provides recommended safety precautions, such as ensuring that birds could not make their way into homes by way of doors, windows, or chimneys. Families are also cautioned to take special care of their children, and it is announced that a further statement will be issued later.

Later, another radio broadcast advises that the birds have ground London to a halt. That evening, a state of national emergency is declared on the radio, and people are urged to barricade themselves indoors.

The next time Nat tries to turn on the radio, he can hear only static.

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