Is this a starling?

We are in Pennsylvania 1 hour northwest of Philadelphia. We have had our feeder up since spring and have not seen any of these until two days ago, 8-12-11. They are about 8 inches long from head to tail. We are now getting overrun with them and they keep all of our regualar pretty birds away when they are here even our Downey and Redheaded woodpeckers.


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Jul 31, 2014
Marty the talking starling
by: Randy Forbes

It's a starling, they learn to imitate the sounds of other birds and if you ever rescue one you find out they learn to talk real quick. they'll whistle tunes for you and say just about anything you want them to say, they make great pets and if you go on YouTube and type in Marty the talking starting you will find my bird trying to Wisso Yankee doodle and talking very clearly.

Aug 17, 2011
Thanks
by: Anonymous

Thank you both.

Randy

Aug 15, 2011
Identify starling
by: Anonymous

I don't feed the birds when there around, as they are mean. I have seen them chase blue birds and woodpeckers out of there homes,they are not nice birds.

Aug 15, 2011
Identify starling
by: Anonymous

Yes it is a starling and they will overwhelm you as long as you feed them.

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