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  •  I had a pair of red tailed hawks (8+ / 0-)

    hang around for about a month in the fall when I first started putting seed out. They got several doves in that time (we have a lot of ring necked doves out here).
    Now I have a broadwing that regularly hunts around my feeders, he likes the blackbirds and starlings.
    You can always tell when the broadwing is around because the blue jays just raise holy hell about it, and all the birds disappear. They're just as much a part of the landscape as the finches and sparrows.

    Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does.

    by skohayes on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 04:12:06 PM PST

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    •  that broadwing can eat ALL the damned (6+ / 0-)

      starlings! Hate those worse than the ring-necks.

      “You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, 'My GOSH, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!” ― Dave Barry

      by Merry Light on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 05:46:36 PM PST

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      •  Starlings are pesky (2+ / 0-)
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        But in winter their stars shine beautifully.

        Lucky for me, the starlings always seem to discover my feeders later in the season, so don't have a ehole season long problem with them.  They are clever, though.  I've seen one figure out how to get suet from an upside down suet feeder!

        Someone I knew ling ago has had starlings as pet birds.  They are very smart.

        All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

        by kishik on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 03:56:02 AM PST

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