Is it just in my neck of the woods - or has nature reached a tipping point?
Back in the 1950 and early 1960’s we used to have to put a bug screen in front of the car radiator or the bugs would plug it up. Young kids starting to drive today probably wouldn't recognize a bug screen. The bugs were so many that the birds lined the telephone wires - and I noted while out driving a few years ago - that except in the fall, I drove miles without seeing a bird on the wires.
Today you can drive 100 miles without seeing a bird, period.