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European starlings in USA (from WH)

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European starlings in USA (from WH)

Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone here knows why, when we go on a "walk," they start the camera just to the left of the wh and end at the tree? My theory is that they are able to see from the lodge what's lurking on the other side. Am I right? Laughing out loud Or am I wrong? Sad

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"Meaghan from Ontario" wrote:
"Bob Fin" wrote:
I had heard several years ago that the starlings we have in the U.S. are from a flock of 40 that were brought to the US from England. I don't know if it's true or not, but if it's so, I think that we should send England something just as nice - like oppossums, or the scrub jay. (just kidding) Laughing out loud
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I remember hearing something like that about the European starlings being brought over from Europe -- something to to with Shakespeare's birds, I believe. I agree with babyruthinmd -- the Burchell's starlings are so much prettier!
Oh yes, that was it! All of the birds in Shakespeare's plays!

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"Bob Fin" wrote:
I had heard several years ago that the starlings we have in the U.S. are from a flock of 40 that were brought to the US from England. I don't know if it's true or not, but if it's so, I think that we should send England something just as nice - like oppossums, or the scrub jay. (just kidding) Laughing out loud
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I remember hearing something like that about the European starlings being brought over from Europe -- something to to with Shakespeare's birds, I believe. I agree with babyruthinmd -- the Burchell's starlings are so much prettier!

Goodnight, Norah!

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"Bob Fin" wrote:
I had heard several years ago that the starlings we have in the U.S. are from a flock of 40 that were brought to the US from England. I don't know if it's true or not, but if it's so, I think that we should send England something just as nice - like oppossums, or the scrub jay. (just kidding) Laughing out loud
It's true. I think the man who introduced them was trying to have all the common species in Europe be in Central Park so it would feel like 'home'. And now there are gazillions of Eurpean Starlings in North America!

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