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Starlings Formations
Posted on August 2, 2007 at 5:08 am by r4m0n
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Starlings gathering in flocks, thousands of birds,flying in formations & patterns, before dropping down to roost in a copse of about 50 trees. Taken from the back door of my house in s.w.Scotland.
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Posted by John Q. Public on August 8, 2007 at 4:15 pm
The formations are pretty, but starlings in the U.S. are an invasive, harmful alien species. A generation ago they were considered to be an ecological disaster, not far different from that of the Zebra Mussel in the Great Lakes.

Our environment may have adjusted, but at great cost to native species that residents much preferred over starlings.
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