Photo Package: Birds of a feather ...
by PI Staff
Feb 04, 2011 | 774 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Thousands of starlings fill the air behind Sue Henderson's home in Westley.--Photo courtesy of Sue Henderson.
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Westley resident Sue Henderson photographed thousands of starlings feeding in her backyard Jan. 18, covering roughly 15 acres of her property.

"I've never seen this volume of them in the 20 years that I've lived here," she said.

The flock of birds has been a regular attraction, arriving at her property between 3:30 and 4:30 every day before leaving to the hills of the Diablo range to the west. The occurrence also has caused some problems for Turlock Irrigation District, which has needed to replace downed power lines that the birds in their large numbers have destroyed.

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