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We have had bird feeders out on our front window for the past 9 months now, and it was great to see the blue tits come and feed on the peanuts during the winter. They have now stopped for the summer, but we get a lot of house sparrows pecking at the fat balls and sunflower seeds which are nice to watch, as the common house sparrow has been in decline for ages here in Britain, so it is nice to feel we are keeping our wild birds alive.
Lately we have had some very young starlings with their mum feeding on the seed filled fat balls, and there is plenty of food for all to eat; but do the young birds care that we have placed two fat ball feeders out. NO! Instead they fight over the same feeder making a right racket with their noisy squabbling
You can tell the older birds as they go to both feeders, but the young ones keep on trying to gain control and establish a pecking order. Silly young starlings ;D