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Started May 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Common Starling nest
In reply to knaller, May 23, 2013

Thanks all for the nice comments!

Sam, I really think these nests in tree are somehow are hightech nests: solid, warm, dry, weatherprotected, secure. If I compare them with nests from swans, crested grebes, coots,  where the adults often have no breeding success because of cold weather, rising water level or easy access by hunters, these nests can't be beaten.

Ed, tree holes could also mean long branches with over 10 cm diameter, broken at the end and rotten from inside, which is see much more often used by starlings.

zackie: I fully agree. In this case I think it works even better since the chick beak is revealed through the have-transparent wings, which is steady and therefore sharp (enough). This is the second message of the pic, seen just a second after the first impression from the adult starling.


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