We don't get many starlings in our garden, but yesterday we had an influx of about fifteen.
I think starlings are a very attractive bird, it's a shame farmers have an aversion to them.
Whilst out walking with my farmer friend last week, she explained that the loud distressed bird call, I could hear, was a recording of starlings warning other starlings to stay away. However, she said it was ineffective as they just got used to it.
It was great to see the sparrows went afraid to come and get their share of the spoils from the feeders.