BirdCam: #&*!!@ Starlings
...and I thought they were gone for the season. I can't put suet out in the summer because it attracts European Starlings (Sturnus vulgurus). When they come, it is a swarm. Then they don't leave until every bit of suet is gone and every feeder is empty. I try to be egalitarian with nature. I even appreciate slugs. Besides their gluttony, however, there are things about these birds I just don't like. They are twitchy and flappy and seem kind of stupid. They have a habit of coming down my fireplace chimney, apparently looking for nest sites. Then I must become intimate with these twitchy, flappy, stupid birds. So, here are the Starlings and now I can be finished with them.
Even changing the feeder at the BirdCam station doesn't solve the problem: