Thanks, Dave, for the stories you posted. I've heard that Starlings in England are considered songbirds that are nice to have around and to listen to. It's pretty neat to hear a wolf whistle from a Starling as you walk by a tree. This happened to me at the mall one day a few years ago. By the way, I've learned not to say, "I love Blue Jays" in public. It's unbelievable to me how people react. So many think the birds are just awful pests and can't imagine liking them. What?! Such a gorgeous bird and funny and smart too. I buy peanuts in the shell for them to keep them coming back to my yard.
Nancy Young Troutville, VA
-----Original Message----- From: David Gibson Sent: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:34 PM To: Virginia Bird Subject: [va-bird] "Trash Birds" or "Treasure Birds"
Some people consider European Starlings "trash birds." Such was the case with Joanne, a veterinarian from Maryland. But she changed her mind after a brief encounter with one at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh. Here's her story <http://birdpartner.com/2020/12/30/life-lesson/>. I hope you enjoy it. Happy New Year, and thank you so much for taking time to read my bird blog this past year. Dave Gibson https://birdpartner.com/
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