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05-26-2016, 02:13 PM   #4186
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Superfluous? That's probably a Drongo flying away .
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Starling, one of the invasive European birds released into Central Park, NYC in the 1800's and now one of the most disliked birds in the USA. (K1 + 150~450 BTW)
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Starling, one of the invasive European birds released into Central Park, NYC in the 1800's and now one of the most disliked birds in the USA. (K1 + 150~450 BTW)
Released buy the Shakespeare Society. You can't trust those literary people.
We get them here occasionally, but it's too cold for them. They never build up into the large obnoxious flocks you guys get. The most I've seen would be maybe 6 at once. I think they migrate up here from further south, but I don't think they understand they need to migrate back down south for the winter, and they definitely aren't hardy to survive a winter up here on the dome.. We never see them two years in a row. Maybe it's just the odd group that gets blown up by a storm or something.

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Starling, one of the invasive European birds released into Central Park, NYC in the 1800's and now one of the most disliked birds in the USA. (K1 + 150~450 BTW)
It's amazing how fast they can clean out a bird feeder, with just a few of them.

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I took this photo of Eastern Phoebes on the next two nights ago, tonight they were gone. There were at least three of them packed in there.


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Released buy the Shakespeare Society. You can't trust those literary people.
We get them here occasionally, but it's too cold for them. They never build up into the large obnoxious flocks you guys get. The most I've seen would be maybe 6 at once. I think they migrate up here from further south, but I don't think they understand they need to migrate back down south for the winter, and they definitely aren't hardy to survive a winter up here on the dome.. We never see them two years in a row. Maybe it's just the odd group that gets blown up by a storm or something.
I tracked and photographed a pileated woodpecker nest from hole building to fledgling departure years back. During the early days, a starling would go into the hole with grass trying to start a nest. The upon return, the woodpecker would haul out the grass and toss it with (anthropomorphically speaking) a disgusted flip of its head. Lesser birds than a pileated probably would have been displaced by the aggressive starling.
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Ibis. The well-manicured grass indicate this one was stalking the grounds of one of the lodges where we stayed.
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Mule deer. I think this one is not quite adult. BTW: Taken with a K10D
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