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    awww

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    Oh I love the groovy disco feathers!

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    Sadly 70% drop in Starling figures Since the 70's

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    Now I know how a starling looks. I cannot believe it did not fly away.
    We mostly get robins and sparrows; though we also see finches, hawks and blue jays once in a while. Last year I saw a few wild turkeys before they noticed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kattymieoww View Post
    Sadly 70% drop in Starling figures Since the 70's
    Is that from pesticides, urbanization, virus/bird flu, or something else?
    A park not many miles from me had a pond with so many ducks or geese and their poop that the politicians took efforts to eliminate some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny momma View Post
    Now I know how a starling looks. I cannot believe it did not fly away.
    We mostly get robins and sparrows; though we also see finches, hawks and blue jays once in a while. Last year I saw a few wild turkeys before they noticed me.
    That's London for you, the wildlife is bold and very used to people.

    I've seen pigeons use the tube

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    Loss of habitat mainly .Starlings are urban birds as well as country.They feed mainly on leatherjackets (cranefly larvae) these are found in lawns when looking for food for their young.Lots of city gardens now covered in concrete for parking off road and wooden decking etc.

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    We get quite a lot of starlings here in Suffolk. Our garden used to get about 15-20 of them last year but they were quite invasive and chasing away smaller birds like the robins, sparrows and wrens that we get.
    In the autumn and spring evenings, in certain parts of Suffolk, huge flocks of starlings gather - called, I believe, a mumeration, and fly round in the twighlight making quite stunning images. Google mumeration images and you'll see why.
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