That's right, for the last few days Starlings come to my birdbath with something red in their mouths. They drop it in the birdbath, swoosh it around, and then chew on it a bit and fly away carrying it off. What ever it is it looks sort of like swedish fish! It could almost pass for watermelon, but it is to tough to be that.
Anyone have any idea what this is? A few years ago I posted here about them dropping white balls in the birdbath and I found out they were dropping their babies poop sacks away from the nest.
Re: Starlings dipping something red in my birdbath, then fly away with it.
May 29 2012, 5:22 PM
What does it taste like? Actually a few years ago I was finding strips of Mylar all over my yard, from large strips to slivers. The birds were getting it from a car dealership down the road, what they were doing with it I have no idea, but the would pull on the Mylar flags and then rip them up and drop them in the yards around here. Could that be what it is, we had mostly red but blue, white and green also.
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