Heath Fred Heath at
Thu May 4 03:26:32 EDT 2000

    Sorry, I meant 19th century! The starling needed less than 100 years to
drastically reduce populations of many native North American hole nesting
birds such as the Eastern Bluebird, Purple Martin, and numerous woodpecker


        Famous 18th century quotation, "Why don't we release a few European
Starlings in the Shakespeare Garden here in Central Park in New York City.
It will  be lovely, just like back in England. What harm can a few starlings

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