While returning home early yesterday evening, I ran into a flock (cloud) of Starling like birds that swooped right down in front of me while traveling 65+ mph. I didn't have a chance for any avoidance type manuevers so I put my head down and prayed for the best. The feathers and plastic went flying. The left side (hand guard) of my new Givi shield broke off and I took it and one of the birds on my gloved knuckle. Other than a broken shield and bruised knuckle, I came away mostly unscathed. Not sure how many birds I actually hit, but I'm really glad I had the windshield. Be careful out there.