01/05/2011 12:57 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Dead Birds Fall Onto Letterman's Set During Monologue (VIDEO)

Tuesday night on "The Late Show," David Letterman jumped on the falling dead birds mystery that's been gripping the nation since the new year began.

At the top of his monologue, dozens of fake, dead blackbirds seemed to fall from the sky onto Letterman's set. This was all the set-up he needed to take one of his coveted jabs at Obama's vacation habits:

"On midnight on New Year's Eve, thousands of birds fell dead right out of the sky. Where was Obama? Vacationing in Hawaii, that's where he was!"