In Hunger, Sam Temple, Edilio Escobar, Albert Hillsborough, and E.Z. go to a cabbage field that is infected with Zekes. It is in these fields that E.Z. is killed, after being eaten from the inside-out by the Zekes.
After the blue bats are discovered, they use them to distract the Zekes so they can harvest the cabbages, saving Perdido Beach from starvation.
- There were no birds above the cabbages.