European Starling Picking Up a Worn Down Dove Feather For Its Nest

European Starling with a stick for its nest

Nest Building 2024 (So far)

Mr. Starling checking out the nest box

Mr. Starling Looking at The Nestbox

This starling and his mate have been looking at the nestbox for a while. Maybe they will have a nest in there this year.

Checkling out the nestbox

A pair of starlings was looking at the nestbox. Hoping someone claims it soon!

Something strange for the nest

I have been watching Mr. and Mrs. Starling collect stuff dor their nest, sometimes they get something really weird!

Mr. and Mrs. Starling collecting nesting materials


The blackbirds drain the feeder in minutes! The other birds haven’t much of an opportunity to feed

Starlings checking out the nestbox

Today a male starling was looking at the nestbox, he inspected the whole thing and looked inside. He called over the female who didn’t look pleased with it. (She didn’t even look inside) There is a wasp inside. We tried blasting it out with the hose yesterday, it left, and now it’s back. I heard that vaseline can help. Is this true and how do I prevent the wasp from coming back?

Loggerhead Shrike Fledgling And A Starling Duking It Out Over A Feather!

2022 Breeding Birds

Baby Grackles!!

Baby Great-tailed Grackles!

Immature Great-Tailed Grackles!

Immature Great-Tailed Grackles and European Starlings came to eat birdseed

I maxed out at five photos and have one photo left so please see the other photo!

The starlings are here!!!

Unlike most people, I love starlings! They are colorful and fun to watch. It’s exciting to have them visit. It’s sad that people don’t like birds like European Starlings, House sparrows, Rock Pigeons, Muscovy Ducks, Canada Geese, seagulls, Cowbirds, and other birds and they feel the need to kill, trap, poison, chase, and destroy their nest, eggs and young. 😭😢



Natures Wonders

European Starling

Red-bellied Woodpecker Trys To Stop A Starling From Entering It’s Nest!

Starling Removing A Fecal Sac!

Warbler Galore! (Big Birding Day Part 2)

Sorry for the not-so-great pictures. Aside from the three kinds of warblers, I saw a European Starling, two Ospreys, robins, crows, Tree Swallows, Black-capped Chickadees, Downy Woodpeckers, and White-breasted Nuthatches.

Unknown Bird

New resident

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!

Starling nest

If ya can’t beat em, work with them. Which is why we give our starling pair a larger nest box in our shop they can nest in, so we don’t have issues whith taking over swallow nests on our property. Luckily our pair isn’t very confrontational unless it’s with predators (wich is quite usefull!)

Bringing Back Feathers

This is a European Starling bringing some feathers to the nest.

8 Eggs, 1 Nest

8 eggs in what I believe is a Starlig nest in our grill on our deck. 2 eggs were laid on May 11th.

Nature’s Finest

Backyard snapshots

Fox Snake and European Starling chick

Fox snake inside Purple Martin T-14 rig with improper siting and no baffle

“Invasion of the Starling Fledglings”

This spring we had about 12 Starling fledglings (pretty sure from more than one brood). They made a lot of noise and the parents were constantly busy.

Things Found in Kestrel Nest Boxes

I have a route of kestrel nest boxes that I check every two weeks in the spring, as a volunteer with Conserve Wildlife NJ. These photos are some of the more interesting things I found yesterday.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology