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News: 02/01/2018

Ready for takeoff...



lots of birds in a tree
European starlings (sturnus vulgaris) populate the crown of a tree near Sonoma Highway in Kenwood, soon to take off in a huge, undulating swarm called a murmuration. Though impressive to look at when in the air, starlings are considered pests by many. They are particularly noisy and aggressive, and have been known to take over the nests of native birds. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website, 100 starlings were first brought to North America in the 19th century by fans of Shakespeare, part of an effort to bring to America all the birds Shakespeare ever mentioned. Its estimated that there are now over 200 million European starlings ranging from Alaska to Mexico. Photo by Alec Peters


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