NV Starling Armageddon

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    AirgunBill
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    A few days ago I had finished up doing a little centerfire hunting for groundhogs and decided to try to pick off some pest birds around the cow shed with my Leshiy. As dusk approached I noticed a lot of starlings coming into the cow shed. I put two and two together and said they must be roosting here at night. I came back last night with my FX Verminator .22 cal. set on low power shooting H&N Terminators at 450 fps for 7.3 fpe. I did not want to do any damage to the shed roof. I was a little concerned if I had enough energy to put the starlings down. Ended up that was not a problem. There was an unbelievable amount of starling roosting there. I went to work for about two hours till I ran out of pellets. The next day when I went back to pick up the dead birds I counted 116. I know I will have to have a few more visits to get the bulk of the remaining starlings. That should eliminate a lot of the bird poop and make the farmer happy. Bill PS the video is pretty long so watch as much as you can take.

     

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    flatlander
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    As one starling turned to the other, hey where did Fred go he was there last night.  Good shooting

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    Ashdon
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    The farmer must have been pleased. I couldn’t stop laughing watching them jokers getting dropped and the other ones don’t move. Can’t wait to see part 2.

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    RenoTwolf
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    Awesome shooting.. NV Nevada??

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    AirgunBill
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    RenoTwolf

    Awesome shooting.. NV Nevada??

    NV meaning  'Night Vision ' Bill

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    Brian10956
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    And the winner get one off the top shelf and a qupee doll.

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    bigheadted
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    wow !!  gonna take a few sessions to make a dent there !!

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    grsanderson
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    Awesome work!

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    Bob_O
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    Wow, crazy all the birds lined up like that!   That easily tops my barn-raid video.   Excellent shooting! 

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    cea1960
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    WOW, JUST WOW!

     

    Every farmers bane, every airgunner's boon!

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    Mattblum
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    That was quite something. They were lined up like targets in a shooting gallery. Looks like you have a few more nights of work to do, but that made a dent!

    Good shooting.

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    SPD
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    That's a lot of birds.  Good thing Hitchcock isn't still around, he might have ordered them to attack.

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    Hajimoto
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    That was some cool video to watch.

    I can almost hear a loudspeaker in the background that says "Ok boys, LINE EM UP!"

    LOL 😆 Thanks for sharing the smack down!

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    My favorite starling whacking video yet!

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    davelarson
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    That’s definitely the most successful starling hunt I ever saw. Thanks for doing the video. They are cavity nesters and no doubt you just opened up some nesting sites that the flickers will get to use. Excellent job. You are the songbird hero!

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    dan_house
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    wow!! crazy they just sat there as you picked off their neighbors……

     

    seems to me the farmer could really reduce the numbers if he added some chicken wire around the beams and gaps between the beams and the roof. Eliminate the nesting spots and they may not come back.

    Great vid! 

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    Hookster
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    Airgun Bill, I was blessed with a similar situation where I work. Get them while you can, once they start nesting their numbers will drop off. Not that you want to stop having fun but if the farmer ever wants a solution beside shooting have him install some flood lights. It is a very effective way to keep them away from a roost. I waited a year to inform my boss of that solution. LOL

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    AirgunBill
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    Going back tonight for a second round of shooting. I was there earlier today to drop off my shooting table and set it up for the best angles for hitting most areas. Also will use my sitting bi-pod to get the height needed for steeper angles. Got a small cardboard box that I will spring clip to have a spot to load my magazines using a small flashlight. I want to be as efficient as possible to get the job done. Probably won't do any recording as it won't be anything new to see. The last thing I made a mistake and thought I was shooting on power wheel position one for 7.3 fpe. I actually was on PW two for 14.4 fpe. I did think while shooting last time it was hitting those steel beams with quite a twang. Bill

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    CurlyArgentina
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    Dude amazing video!!!! 

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    guod123
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    I love Bob O's videos clarity and distance. I'm a volume guy and your vids are amazing. Looking forward the lower energy comparison.

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