In the spring of 1977 I had the opportunity to observe at close hand the singing and mimicking abilities of a European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, that took up residence in a bluebird house just outside my bedroom window. No amount of gesturing, shouting or rock throwing discouraged his determination to take over the box, so I gave in and made the most of it by observing his courtship activities.
Author: Charles W. Summerour
Volume Number: 30 Year Published: 1983
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 10
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1983/Vol 30 No 1, 2_1983_p10-12.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1983/Vol 30 No 1, 2_1983.pdf