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Justice, IL, USA
Homemade house of a large fishing bobber cooler mounted on a 16ft pole. Put it up 4-22-18 and occupied on 4-23-18. Timing is everything!
New home sweet home 4-24-18
It is a Purple Martin. I don’t know how picture got tagged as a starling!
Hi Gerald, This bird is a European Starling. Please note the long, bright yellow beak and iridescent feathers on its back. Purple martins are smaller, differently shaped birds and have smaller, black beaks. For more information on the differences, please visit our All About Birds pages here for Purple Martin (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/purple_martin) and European Starling (https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/European_Starling).
-Holly Faulkner, Project Assistant
Thank you for the info. My id was from various pictures on the web and were probably marked wrong and led me to believe they were purple martins. I have another bird house in the garage that I need to modify for next year.
Hello, Gerald, This bird is a European Starling. We go to a park with Purple Martin nests and one of these nests has a Starling living in it with the Purple Martins! 🐦🏠
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