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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

Loch Arkaig - chicks lying low in the nest with the mist clearing in the background.

Glaslyn - one of the chick is standing at the very edge of the nest. May not be too long before these chicks fledge. Will be interesting to see which of the first two chicks fledge first - KC2 - female or KC3 - male (hatched within a day of each other)

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