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At first when I noticed that we had Starlings in our yard, I did not want them around, beening a pest bird that can breed in large numbers and have diffrent diseases. But I learnt over time the other side of the story. My husband build two boxes for our Hairy Woodpeckers and our Flickers and the Starlings took them. So I gave up and just watched their progress, so far mum and dad have been eating the bad bugs in our vegetable garden and they do not like sunflower seeds so they have been eating only a very little of our seed and at most we only ever see four Starlings, not a huge number. Today, my husband opened one of the nesting boxes and …‘Ohhhhh,I am in love!" They are adorable, eventho somewhat ugly. Just love Spring and I have learnt an important message about Nature…’Let Be"…

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My Noisy Brother

Rest a While

Photo taken in my Backyard my Nature Reserve

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  • Gramia97
    Gramia97over 4 years ago

    there is 4 of them, this is just great, thank you for posting.

  • Your very welcome Debbie, thankyou so much for sharing my little new creations and for your wonderful support and comments very greatly apprecaited:=}

    – Bellavista2

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 4 years ago


  • They certainly are Meeli in an ugly, adorable all in the right way:=}Thankyou so much for your wonderful comment and support very greatly apprecaited:=}

    – Bellavista2

  • Olivia Moore
    Olivia Mooreover 4 years ago


  • ’Oh for sure!" Those bright yellow bucket mouth beaks certainly are, I guess the more wider the better:=}lol:=} Thankyou so very much Olivia for your wonderful comment and support and for dropping on by to check out my new creations.

    – Bellavista2

  • Braedene
    Braedeneover 4 years ago

    Wow! Great capture – I agree about the starlings – they DO mess up my bird seed and scatter it to the four winds, spoiling it for all the other birds but no matter – life is as they make it. Great photography. I have sparrows nesting in my blue tit box this year- I lost a lot of blue tits in my garden- three months of severe frost must have killed them.

  • I certainly know about severe frosts Bradene living in Utah we have a very long cold Winter. When the first Starlings appeared in my yard they came in flocks, now we have only 4 plus the babies, I hope they do move on. Sorry about your Blue Tits I hope more return. My husband and I love our Wild birds,some we lose and they make a return later. Thankyou so much for your wonderful comment and support very greatly apprecaited Bradene:=}

    – Bellavista2

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 4 years ago

    Sacred new life…….I understand the dilemma though:-)

  • That is why I am trying to look at the positive side, my Husband and I do not use chemicals in our garden and if they want to get our bugs, well thats a good partnership. Thankyou so very much Enivea for your wonderful support, friendship and comments:=}

    – Bellavista2

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    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    Such a GORGEOUS Spring image, it represents our group so well, and it has been chosen to be seen on our frontpage in RECENT WORK area of Spring Glorious Spring Group for the next 24 hours, or untill tomorrows moderating is complete. BEAUTIFUL IMAGE, and ARTWORK!!
    May 13 2010 THANK YOU!!!
    :)) Carolyn

  • Thankyou so much Caroyln it is such an honour to have my image Faetured in your Wonderful group, it is very greatly apprecaited:=}

    – Bellavista2

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    How VERY CUTE!!!!!!!

  • My eldest daughter named them ’The Uglies" but I am with you Carolyn I say they are ’Cute" I think its the bucket,yellow mouths,beaks:=} And definitely that one in the forefront with his own style Mo-hawk:=} Thankyou so much for your awesome support and wonderful comments very greatly apprecaited:=}

    – Bellavista2

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    Please read group Message

  • ’Oh My!!!" “WOW!!!!” Thankyou a bucket load, I am deeply honoured for the Feature Carolyn:=}

    – Bellavista2

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 4 years ago

  • ’Oh my Goodness another Wonderful Feature from another Awesome group!!!!" Thankyou so very much I am very honoured!:=}

    – Bellavista2

  • sky   princess
    sky princessover 4 years ago

    wow!! amazing!!

  • Thankyou so very much Eman180 greatly apprecaite your support,wonderful comment and visit to my little, new Creations:=}

    – Bellavista2

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