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Beautiful Starling

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by J H Foto, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. J H Foto

    J H Foto Well-Known Member

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  2. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Yep, they're beautiful, all right. With the number on our allotments, I've come to love their funny noises too - especially the bubbling one.

    Adrian
     
  3. Raza Shaikh

    Raza Shaikh Active Member

    Beautiful bird!
     
  4. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    I think at first glance they look ugly and oily, but when you really look at them they are beautiful.
     
  5. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    They're attractive and fascinating birds...until you have a thousand of them roosting in the trees at the end of your garden!
     
  6. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    It's funny watching them empty a feeder of mealworms trying to find the best ones.

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  7. gw8izr

    gw8izr Active Member

    I have a feeding cage that only the smaller birds can get into, otherwise the Sheppeys rape the table.. its got a lid that hinges open. I watched one try to lift the lid but it was too heavy so it gave up. A few minutes later it ( I assume ) returned with a mate and they tried together to lift it. Very intelligent bird.
     
  8. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    We have them in our roof. They figured out how to remove the ventilation covers on the soffits and are quite happy with an entirely vertical approach to the remaining hole. So much for the building regs. Wish we hadn't had all tbe boarding replaced with UPVC.
     
  9. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    MUch as I like them, we do have to ration the birdseed as they tend to strip the feeders at a rate of knots.

    We have one bright spark on the telegraph wire that imitates the local red kite.

    Adrian
     

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