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Old Friday 15th May 2009, 06:38   #1
david.margrave
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flickers

I've got flickers in a box in my backyard again this year. Unlike last year, the starlings have been giving them some competition. On one occasion the male flicker battled it out with a starling outside the box.

Finally the starlings relented and the flickers have moved in. I set up a second box nearby so the starlings would have an alternative to pressuring the flickers, and it seems to work. A pair of starlings is interested in the second box and show no signs of pressuring the flickers.
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David, Don't know if you are still subscribed to this. I'm wondering how your two-box system has worked out for providing a safe haven for your Flickers.
If anyone else would like to chip in, I would appreciate it.
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