Amount of Starlings in the UK Fall by 80%

The starling is a familiar visitor to a number of different gardens in the UK; with its chirpy song and glossy green-purple coat.

However, recent figures show that the amount of starlings in UK gardens over the last 25 years has fallen by 80%. The startling figures have lead to the RSPB launching an investigation into why the amount of birds that have left the country is so high.

It is thought that one reason is that there’s been a change in the soil which has affected the insects they feed on and has lead to them going elsewhere for a fresh source of food. In the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in 1979 the amount of starlings seen in a garden was 15, this year that number had dropped significantly to 3 per garden.

The numbers of starlings are decreasing across Northern Europe and it’s thanks to these figures that the starling is now listed as a bird of high conservation concern.

The changes in the soil could be bad for the grass that is growing too, as there are a number of gardens who are now turning more to flagging their gardens instead of growing grass. However, if you are growing grass and trying to make your garden look green and healthier on your own then you should check out Fylde Seeds and see what they have to offer in the way of grass seeds.

However, it’s not all bad news as other figures from the Big Garden Birdwatch show that the more colourful goldfinches are coming to gardens more often http://www.fyldeseeds.co.uk.

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