I am counting my blessings today, after reading about the aircraft that ditched into the Hudson river after being struck by birds. That could easily have been our situation. As it was, the bird hit the fuselage and we were very near the ground, so apart from a bang and a bit of a wobble on the runway, no-one knew anything until the pilot told us we'd had a birdstrike. I'm so relieved everyone on board that aircraft got off safely. It could easily have been very different.