Starling
(Sturnus vulgaris)

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The Starling is a very common bird in Britain. Found in park lands, gardens. They can form large flocks at times when migrating flocks from Northern and Eastern Europe join them

Description

Black, green, purple sheen in summer
Plain spots in winter

Biology

3 - 4 eggs
Young fledge in 20 - 25 days

Food

Starlings will eat insects and fruits in the summer months can also be found scavenging in car parks, industrial areas, landfill etc

Found nesting in holes found in trees, or buildings.

Habitat

Reasons for control

Property damage: Mice will gnaw on skirting boards carpet, wires etc.
Although the presence of gulls can be intimidating in some instances, one of the biggest problems associated with the presence of herring gulls is the waste that occurs, as bird droppings have the potential to transfer a series of diseases, including E. coli and salmonella.
Depending on their nesting location, herring gulls also have the potential to block guttering and ventilation.
The presence of herring gulls can also be a threat to live stocks and potentially carry disease. However, the conservation status of the birds means that those dealing with infestations in the wrong way could face some serious ramifications. Given the strict deadlines in place regarding the treatment of gulls, those looking to carry out any form of pest control need to ensure that they’re employing the services of a seasoned professional.

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