European Starlings in the Sacramento Valley

This evening was alive with what I’m assuming to be European Starlings, the unwanted birds that appeared in the 1970’s and had a huge impact on the native Purple Martin populations. These Purple Martins are almost extinct in the area now, certainly the starlings are not. Large flocks were descending upon us and at one point I would estimate the numbers to be in the 5,000 or more range.

European Starlings in the Sacramento Valley

European Starlings in the Sacramento Valley

European Starlings in the Sacramento Valley

European Starlings in the Sacramento Valley

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One Response to “European Starlings in the Sacramento Valley”

  1. Lynn Wiles says:

    That’s a whole lot of birds. Do they stay there or is in a stop on their migration trail? Hitchcock anyone?

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