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Old 02-15-2014, 01:21 PM
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This kind! The European starling is an invasive species that clean out my feeders in a matter of minutes!

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So is your mission to kill them all?
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Looks like that one had a training accident.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
So is your mission to kill them all?
Don't know what happened? Found it in the snow!
My state game law has no closed season on these parasites! Once one moves into the neighborhood, they all want to come!
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Red winged blackbirds will clean out a feeder in no time. They only visit in flocks when it snows though.
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Red winged blackbirds will clean out a feeder in no time. They only visit in flocks when it snows though.
Thick out here in the west. No closed season either. When the trees drop leaves they fill the branches and look like black leaves. Take a shotgun with open/bore choke and see how many you can knock out of a tree with one shot.

They'll come into a corn field (or any crop) and strip all the corn or damage the crop so you can't bring to market in no time.
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Originally Posted by sea nymph View Post
This kind! The European starling is an invasive species that clean out my feeders in a matter of minutes!
BB gun practice?
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till you have a yard full of grackles you don't know what a nuisance is
somebitches will drive you insane
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bird lover here, they all have to eat, I take the good with the bad. Its a good trade off.
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pigeons can really ruin your bird feeding experience. once they hone in on your feeders,its over. had to stop filling the feeders for almost a year to get them to move on. common sparrows can be a PIA also.
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bird lover here, they all have to eat, I take the good with the bad. Its a good trade off.
Termites have to eat too.
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Originally Posted by Steamer Lane View Post
Termites have to eat too.
true, but I didn't say I was a termite lover
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
true, but I didn't say I was a termite lover
I am!
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So is your mission to kill them all?
Not a bad plan. Take out the English Sparrows too.
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Pigeons. Dirt flying rats that taste quite good.
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till you have a yard full of grackles you don't know what a nuisance is
somebitches will drive you insane
Ha! I like grackles(of coarse I have never had a "yard full of them") they are smart little buggers. Their name also cracks me up.
Other birds seem to have cool dignified names, eagle, crow,goldfinch, hawk even sparrow. Grackels and maybe the titmouse seemed to get short changed
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Bird feeders are good for target practice
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I have a bird feeder and enjoy watching the birds. European starlings are not welcome if I can help it. Here is a video of what starlings do to a purple martin nest when they find them. They are an invasive species not native to the US and they try to kill off the competition from bluebirds and purple martins. Notice how he waits for the purple martin to return so he can kill it along with the babies.

House sparrows do the same and are also an invasive non-native species...
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I'm in redneckville Ocala fl.
I can't have a bird feeder the squirrels destroy them.
I can't have any fish in our pond. We have a family of Barred Owls living in the oak trees in my yard. They are spectacular to watch and listen to but your not keeping any fish.
They look like this: huge
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Down here, the bird to be careful of is the ruby breasted mattress thrasher..........
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