Mother in Nature
I was out enjoying Jack Point on Mothers day when I stumbled upon this motherly activity. Of course I don't know enough about birds to be certain it wasn't the father ;0). Hang in there guy's our day is coming!!!!!
Originally a Eurasian species introduced into New York's Central Park in 1890, the European Starling is now abundant throughout the United States and into Southern Canada. Unfortunately, it competes with native species for nesting locations, causing a population decline for species. Thanks to Monica for Identifying this for me.
According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: All the European Starlings in North America descended from 100 birds set loose in New York's Central Park in the early 1890s. The birds were intentionally released by a group who wanted America to have all the birds that Shakespeare ever mentioned. It took several tries, but eventually the population took off. Today, more than 200 million European Starlings range from Alaska to Mexico, and many people consider them pests.
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