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Avian Home Invasion

2 monthes ago   |   By Ornithology

News Nation Now reported via YouTube a story about birds invading homes in southern California in April by flying down chimneys. One pair of homeowners estimated the flock at 800 birds - which they called starlings and blackbirds. Public comments on the video referred to Eurasian Starlings as invasive pests, as indeed they are, but someone else said they are not starlings, “they are Chimney Swifts”, the exclamation point apparently emphasizing the fact the birds went down a chimney so they must be Chimney Swifts. Wrong again. Chimney Swifts are only found in the eastern half of the U.S...
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