Starlings Attacking Finch Eggs!
My husband just witnessed starlings attacking our bird house. There was a pair of house finches that had nested and the starling managed to get the egg out. Any suggestions as to keeping these pesky things away? The mom & dad are just franticly flying around the house.
Our local birdstore sells a long vented tube piece that you can attach to the bird house entrance to keep out larger birds, have you tried this? Comment
No I haven't tried it, so can't make a recommendation.
However, the entrance hole of your birdhouse is likely too big. It should be no more than 1 and a half inches to 2 inches in size, so that the starlings can't get in a hole that small.
Pictured below is a suitable finch birdhouse.
Susan Finch Bird House