Visitors in my backyard!!!

by Julia
(Bemidji, Minnesotta, United States)

Sorry it isn't very close but  that's the closest they'd let me get to them

Sorry it isn't very close but that's the closest they'd let me get to them

I live in a very swampy area and we just planted grass seed (we put oats in our grass seed too so I'm not sure if they're eating the oats or grass seed?). There's huge flocks of probably a hundreds of black birds eating my grass seed that are maybe 4 or 5 inches long. They don't seem to be eating the sunflower seeds I put outside for them to eat :( They are constantly noisy and make a chirping sound. I live in northern United States in bemidji, minnesotta. They don't like visitors coming even 30 feet away from them. Sometimes they even go away into the trees or onto the bog on my pond if I look out the window. They are very fast too, Thank you so much for taking time to read this and I hope you can help me know what kind of a bird this is so they can stop eating my grass seed!!!

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May 08, 2013
back yard VISITORS NEW
by: el diablo

Hola I think you probably got a flock of pesky STARLINGS.They usually fly in flocks and very noisy and will strip garden of seeds & seedlings!!! Very beautiful plumage if you get close enough to see speckled black but in sunlight almost like oilslick on water!!!beautiful.Anyroad hope they leave you enough seed for your lawn!!!!??? ATB HASTA LUAGO EL DIABLO ADIOS From sunny Spain

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