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February 06, 2012


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Bridget, glad we had some ideas for dealing with your "gangstas"! Let us know how they work out.

Bridget Bedad

Starlings are the "gangsta" birds at my feeders! They're eve worse than the sparrows! Thanks for the safflower & suet feeder tips. Will try them.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Rohrerbot, starlings can show up in gang-like numbers. I'll appreciate hearing your feedback about this new series!
Arlene, I don't mind Blue Jays but they can be loud which some folks don't prefer.

arlene hart

The Blue Jays in my yard seem to eat the safflower seed although it's not their preferred food. By the way, what's wrong with Blue Jays?! They add vibrant color and such life to my yard!


Didn't know this about Starlings. Sounds like they act as a gang almost with other birds:) Look forward to reading this series.

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