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COLUMN: Starlings flock to area

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By Jeneen Wiche

Last Sunday I felt like I was under siege. There were starlings everywhere; so much so that I feared being splattered with poop at every turn. The surprising thing about starlings is that they are everywhere yet not from here. It’s another story of one good intention going bad. Apparently back in 1890, in honor of a Shakespeare festival in New York City’s Central Park, sixty European starlings were released. The following year another forty were released and today the bird is one of the most numerous species in North America.


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