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Old Mar 24, 2013, 4:05 PM   #1
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Even the animal world has housing problems. I know Great Horned Owls will take a nest left by other birds from the season before. This time two Red-bellied Woodpeckers pecked out a hole in a dead palm tree to use this season. When I went back on Friday it appears two Starlings have taken over the abode. They were busy cleaning out the tree and bringing in soft material to line the inside of the nest. First time I have witnessed this. Pictures are not the greatest, small birds at a distance, but the story is interesting.

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Old Mar 25, 2013, 7:55 AM   #2
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Nice series, I like the last shot best, and a great story

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G'day Ed

Yes agreed - great story with good pics obviously taken under difficult circumstances

as to starlings ... in Australia we have an introduced feral starling called the Indian Minor, and it aggressively boots native animals out of nesting holes etc and takes over both the nesting site and the local environment too. They're worse than the Taliban!!

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Nice shots Ed, and a very interesting story. I am not much of a birder, but I must confess that starlings are not on my list of favorite birds.
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We don't have them locally and I hear people do not like them much but I think they are rather pretty.Lovely shots!
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Nice shots and fine story telling!

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