2014, year of the starling

This video from England says about itself:

The starlings are an astonishing thing to see – Near Oxford – England. This was filmed at an RSPB reserve called Otmoor. It is the most remarkable thing I have ever seen – and as a video cameraman I have seen some pretty amazing things.

BirdLife in the Netherlands has declared that 2014 will be the Year of the starling.

Starlings are still rather common birds. However, since the 1980s, their numbers in the Netherlands plummeted 60%.

BirdLife wants to investigate in 2014 what are the causes of this decline, and what may be done about them.

At the end of November 1913, there will be a Year of the starling Internet site. Or rather: it is already there, but will become more active then.

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