For Farmers, This Winter’s For The Birds

Starlings Almost As Much Of A Nuisance As Frigid Temps, Snow

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Posted: March 10, 2014

Farmer George Rohrer prepares a round bale of hay for feed for his cows at his farm near Clover Hill last month. The frigid winter has been bad enough, but Rohrer and other farmers have also been plagued by more feed-eating birds than usual this winter, especially starlings. (Photo by Michael Reilly / DN-R)

HARRISONBURG — Birds have been wreaking havoc on some farms in the region — to the point that a local extension agent is advising farmers of ways to scare them off or even poison them.

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