[Tweeters] starlings and other pest birds
cleland at u.washington.edu
Mon Mar 2 11:10:51 PST 2009
We have a serviceberry tree in our yard which is 30-40 years old, and is
spectacular in spring and fall. Yes, it attracts lots of birds in the
fall to eat the berries, but no, we have never had any problem with
starlings. Robins are the main berry eaters.
Professor (Emeritus), Biology Dept. Box 355325
Univ. of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-5325
Phone (206) 543-6105; FAX (206) 685-1728
On Mon, 2 Mar 2009, craig_marie at netzero.net wrote:
> I am planning on having an old apple tree in my backyard cut down tomorrow. It has not produced apples for about 10 years now and is a very messy tree. I can't keep up with the water sprouts or leaves. There is no advantage to this tree in any season.
> In a few months I plan on planting an Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry tree. It gets white flowers in the spring and purplish small fruit in late summer which attracts birds. The fall color is spectacular. My only question is will a serviceberry tree attract European Starlings or other pest birds to my yard?
> thanks for any info any one can provide.
> Highlands of Renton WA
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