Date: 4/4/17 3:56 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] [FR] Downspout Starlings [DOST]
I neglected to add the correct coding...DOST naturally :)

In thinking about it more...a natural cavity even one that was
vertical or nearly so, would likely provide enough "edge" to allow the
bird to exit with little problem...a downspout...not a chance!

Jim Speicher

On 4/3/17, Janbraumuller <janbraumuller...> wrote:
> Jim,
> I love this!! Yes...one would think that! Jan
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Apr 3, 2017, at 9:26 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
>>
>> I rescued another Starling trapped in a downspout [gutter end of the
>> line] today. Honestly, for a bird that has been remarkably successful
>> in colonizing N America, you would think that NOT entering a dark,
>> vertical cavity with the idea of nesting would have been imprinted
>> onto the genome long ago...sighhhhhhhhhhhhh
>>
>> On the bright side, the downspout did need cleaning...
>>
>> Jim Speicher
>> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
>> [FR] Frederick County
>> WA Co. MOS member
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