Starlings Attacking Finch Eggs!

by Heather
(Washington)

Good morning,
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


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Starlings Attacking Finch Eggs!

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Apr 20, 2012
Starlings attack
by: Anonymous

I have a properly constructed finch/blue bird house and have witnessed the starlings attacking one house with black-capped finches in it and another with downy wood peckers. Personally I hate starlings; they're flying rats that need extermination.

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