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Subject: [Leica] IMG: The American Starling
From: papatorry46 at (Wayne Torry)
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 16:50:10 -0400
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Starlings are the scourge of outdoor shopping areas in Houston. Especially
if there is outdoor dining.
They will fight you basket of tortillas chips!
Nasty critters.

On Wed, Jun 10, 2020 at 4:47 PM Douglas Barry <imra at> wrote:

> A good shot, Jim, that starling looks very alert. Lord knows the Brits
> have done a lot of nasty things to this world of ours, and indeed, as a
> corrupted Shakespeare might well have written, "Yon Starling has a lean
> and hungry look", but Mr. Schieffelin wasn't a Brit.
> :-)
> Douglas
> On 10/06/2020 19:25, Jim Nichols wrote:
> > The Starling is one of my least favorite birds.  Since a Brit brought
> > them across the pond, they have prospered beyond belief and have
> > become a nuisance.  Traveling in flocks, they can empty feeders
> > quickly.  Even a suet block put out for woodpeckers can be torn to
> > pieces in short order.  But, while hoping for a woodpecker, and trying
> > burst shooting for the first time, I fired away at my first customer.
> > I had purposely balanced the feeder gate to limit the access of larger
> > birds, since they scatter seed widely.  The Starling struggled to find
> > a spot where he could feed, and never came to the front side of the
> > feeder.  He actually looked more elegant peering out from behind the
> > feeder.
> >
> >
> >
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