Bird Feeders : European Starling
European Starlings can be described as birds with dark or brown feathers, yellow bills, and short tail feathers. They live mostly in cities, farms, and towns in North America. They nest in rural, urban and agricultural areas but avoid wooden and mountainous regions. The European Starling used to be a favorite caged bird because it sings well and can imitate a lot of sounds. It is a fierce competitor of bluebirds and other song birds.
European Starlings love to eat seeds, insects, and fruits. It also eats a variety of invertebrates such as snails, earthworms, butterflies, grasshoppers, and spiders. It uses its bill to dig into soil and pick food from the ground.
Wooden feeders are often great feeders for European Starlings. If you want to make one of your own, you can try a 6 x 6 inches floor and 16-24 inches inside ceiling. Make an entrance hole about 2 inches and mount the feeder about 10 feet over the ground. You can mount the feeder on a steel pole. Put a lot of sunflower seeds and other types of seeds on the feeder. You can also incorporate lots of peanuts and grains. Just be careful of mixing a lot of grains and corn because these can tend to be undesirable to European Starlings.
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