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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Butterfly » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:37 am

Willpar wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:10 am
Noticed an adult starling taking back food to the nest. Second brood?
I noticed the same Willpar, I think they are all on the second brood, saw blackbird taking food away too :nod:

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:34 pm

Willpar wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:10 am
Noticed an adult starling taking back food to the nest. Second brood?
Could be a late first brood I think.

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by peregrine » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:13 am

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:

Ten would be a bonus for me and save me a fortune. Get more than ten on the bird table and more on the ground feeder. Anyone want some STURKLETS?

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Butterfly » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:45 am

My starlings have been gone for a while now, not a single one around :( . I was getting quite worried that something terrible happened to them and they all perished, until this morning when the bunch of them literary raided my feeders :eek: . After they had a good meal they just disappeared again. I am starting to feel used :rolleyes: :laugh:

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Willpar » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:05 pm

My bunch are still hanging around here eating all that they can. See that some of the young ones have adult plumage coming through.

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:08 pm

Butterfly wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:45 am
My starlings have been gone for a while now, not a single one around :( . I was getting quite worried that something terrible happened to them and they all perished, until this morning when the bunch of them literary raided my feeders :eek: . After they had a good meal they just disappeared again. I am starting to feel used :rolleyes: :laugh:
I have never been overrun with them this year. I get frequent visits from about ten or so mostly Sturklets to raid the fat ball and take advantage of the bathing facilities. I still haven't seen a juvenile starting to moult into it's adult plumage.

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by peregrine » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:50 am

I have quite a few Sturklets here beginning to moult into their adult plummage.

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by peregrine » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:01 am

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Willpar » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:05 am

Just looked out the window to the roofs opposite. Loads of starlings were there, and my best count was 90+. Don`t know that i have seen that many out there before.

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Re: STARLINGS

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:00 pm

I see most of this year's fledglings have nearly acquired all their spotty plumage. Very smart they look too. :nod:

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