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Starlings!!!!!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ian_baptiste, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. ian_baptiste

    ian_baptiste Engaging Member

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    bloody things!!! how can they NOT be on the pest list!!??

    where i live, there is literally thousands of them, at night the sky moves with them all flying in to roost!

    the tree in my back garden is full of them at night, and they are all over the local area, and people are going mad about them!!!

    BLOODY THINGS!!!!

    rant over!!!
     
  2. a1gunner

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    i thaught you could shoot them :confused: i havent by the by
     
  3. sharpshooterpete

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    There are too many around here too! i hate it when they come into my garden and use the bird feeder, its manic. Hundreds of them trying to get their turn, all on the roof tops making a racket! i'd never think about shooting one though until they are on the list.

    whats your thought on starlings, should they be put back on the airgun quarry list?
     
  4. TYI-84

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    Absolutely Starlings are as much as a pest now as they were before...

    put them back on the list!!!
     
  5. ian_baptiste

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    my local newspaper pi$$es me off, saying that they are endangered!!!??? WTF!!!

    im not going to shoot any, as i dont fancy the consequences!!! (sp)

    but surely they should be put on the list, everyones car is painted with their poo!
     
  6. TYI-84

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    problem is until the volume is to high then Defra will not consider putting them bk on the list.. its a real Censored i know but such is life.

    The same has happened in africa with the elephants to ment of them now they are being culled.
     
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    on one farm i know of you can hear them from miles away.

    if you were shooting there it would be hard to miss one
    they are just one huge cloud
     
  8. simply james

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    bloody messy things they are,dont know why defra put them on the protected list.
     
  9. andyhawkx3

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    Don't get them around here, you must get my share:up::D
     
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    I see them but not in the numbers I used to :(
     
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    Apart from the ones that nest in your porch ;););)
     
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    Steve told me it was a ferrari:p
     
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    i know of one farm that has millions of them, and i dont think im exadurating.

    if you shot a pellet in there is would be a challenge to miss.

    apart from starlings he has no other pest species on the farm:eek:
     
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    Must be different here cos we can shoot the dirty stinking s****y little sods no problem.
    They just seem to appear in swarms dont they, mind you my Fabarm loaded up with no6s does tend to reduce their numbers a wee bit!!:D

    good riddance!.

    Ian.
     
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    sometimes you just can't miss its impossible unless you shoot yourself in the foot.

    mind you with the animal lwas in this country you will be shooting yourelf in the foot either way
     
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    They are on my list:D
     
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    if you didn't shot so many there would of stayed :D
     
  18. a1gunner

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    with that happend with corvids:rolleyes:
     
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    Im sure i read they can be shot in certain areas ie wales i think were ok A 1 gunner :D
     

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