Starling invasion!

We erected a feeding station last summer (one of those poles with four feeders). We had seed, fat balls and suet blocks and attracted a lot of sparrows, easily because for many years they’ve hung out in the small tree next to the feeders. Round about December we started putting out fat pellets, which are so desirable nothing else is getting eaten. HOWEVER, this attracted a few starlings, no problem, nice to see a different bird. But now we’re inundated! About 60 starlings swooped down yesterday, it was carnage! Obviously don’t want to stop pellets in winter but how do we stop them coming in summer - feel so bad just removing pellets. Guess I just want confirmation that that’ll be ok and what month should we do that? 

  • Not sure why you've re-posted the same paragraph.

    Here's a cut & paste of what I wrote yesterday. Three others gave 'thumbs up' making it four responses. Not a bad haul as the site is quite quiet at the moment:-

    As fat isn't a good option to feed birds from Spring onwards, I don't think it would be a bad option to stop putting it out. However, starlings are continuing to decline so don't be disappointed you have so many. A lot of us have lost most or all of ours over the last decade or so.....