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Old Monday 17th June 2019, 15:54   #1
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Starling Savagery

This afternoon I hung up in my garden half of a coconut shell filled with strawberry-flavoured suet and various seeds, hoping to attract a few blue tits or perhaps a finch or two. Instead, within ten minutes what seemed like the entire local starling population had descended on it, becoming engaged in ferocious beak and claw combat. Watching through binoculars I was taken aback a little by the savagery of them. They could have taught Mike Tyson a thing or two. How there were no casualties, I'll never know.
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Old Monday 17th June 2019, 15:59   #2
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LOL Yeah.... happens here too WF!! It'll be the young ones.

They do that on my window feeder which is only attached by suckers and string; and have brought it down more than once! I chase them off it now but don't tell everyone.

Hang a tub of peanut butter in a tree... they go mad for that! The Flutterby one they empty in a week. Hungry brutes!
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Hi, Delia. It's nice to know it's not only the Rock Ferry starlings that are a bunch of feathered hooligans.
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