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Re: STARLINGS

Post by peregrine » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:06 am

I wish it was the time of the year when the Starling chicks leave their parents and the feeders get back to normal. I fill the feeders in the morning - sunflower hearts chips, peanuts, fat balls and suet block. The fatballs (four) and suet block are usually gone within 2 hours. Earlier today there were about fifty Starlings (adults/chicks) and among that lot a solitary male Chaffie.

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Butterfly » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:43 am

I know what you mean peregrine, my last garden used to be like that, with I'd say with even more hungry noisy starlings :D . Its like that in all gardens with starlings at the moment, everyone is talking about them :laugh: You can't not love them though, they always made me laugh :D .
I don't know what's happened with my starlings, there was around 20 of them, than the parents left, than they disappeared, from 2-3 young ones who are hanging around. The adults come occasionally to have a quick bite and that's that. They little ones are ever so quiet :unsure: . I don't even have to fill the bird bath that often. Its all so strange :unsure:

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:09 pm

I haven't had to cope with big numbers of Sturklets. Ten at the most but what I lack in numbers they're making up in noise levels. :nod:

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Butterfly » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:48 pm

Jacksparrow wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:09 pm
I haven't had to cope with big numbers of Sturklets. Ten at the most but what I lack in numbers they're making up in noise levels. :nod:
I bet they do :laugh:

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Willpar » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:37 pm

Seems like I have a second wave of young starlings. Some are quite aggressive where food is concerned.

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Willpar » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:44 pm

Some lucky person up north had a rose coloured starling turn up in the garden. Been there for a couple of days now.

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:55 pm

Willpar wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:44 pm
Some lucky person up north had a rose coloured starling turn up in the garden. Been there for a couple of days now.
There is always someone who need to go one better :rolleyes:
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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Willpar » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:19 pm

As it was JS mentioned on springwatch tonight with a photo. They have come a lot farther west this year. The one I seen a pic of was on the rspb forum. And the starling was up in sunderland.

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Butterfly » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:58 pm

Willpar wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:44 pm
Some lucky person up north had a rose coloured starling turn up in the garden. Been there for a couple of days now.
:wow: I'd love to see rose coloured starling in my garden :D

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Willpar » Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:10 am

Noticed an adult starling taking back food to the nest. Second brood?

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