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Thread subject: Amazing Bald Eagle Photo
Name Date Message
Anne 03/16/10 01:04 pm Have you seen this incredible picture of a Starling being caught in mid air?
martyc35 03/16/10 01:27 pm I'm a liberal regarding immigrants to the U.S., but I have to admit not minding much when an invasive starling gets scooped up by a native eagle. There are so damned many of them:-).
marty
Tiger 03/16/10 04:40 pm Anne I am wondering if this is the same picture we saw some months back? Do people not remember such a picture?

Tiger 03/16/10 04:41 pm In the Daily Mail the eagle catches the starling. See Eagle Starling Story
Celeste 03/16/10 04:45 pm Your funny Marty....Sometimes the starlings are in such great numbers in the trees I think of Alfred Hitchcocks Bird Thriller:-)
martyc35 03/16/10 08:51 pm The starlings out here stop traffic on the freeways (come to think of it, the commuters flock like starlings, too) when they darken the sky just before dusk. They do this in Australia, too, I believe, and no doubt in Europe. There are so many of them, flocking together before roosting for the night, that they look like huge, hovering clouds. It's an amazing sight. but still a reminder that they don't really belong here.
marty
cathy 03/17/10 09:38 am Although there are approximately 200 million starlings in North America, they are all descendants of approximately 60 birds released in 1890 in Central Park, New York, by Eugene Schieffelin, who was a member of the Acclimation Society of North America reputedly trying to introduce to North America every bird species mentioned in the works of William Shakespeare. From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Starling
martyc35 03/17/10 01:09 pm I rather imagine even Shakespeare would not have approved, although PaleMale doesn't seem to mind:--).
marty

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