Woodpeckers vs. Starlings vs. Air Rifle





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Published on Oct 28, 2011


Equipment used:
Gun: Edgun Matador .22 PCP Air Rifle

The Camera Mount I used to record through the scope can be found here:

The slow-motion camera I use to film the shots through the scope is the Casio EX-FC150. That camera is no longer made, but you can buy its successor (which is actually a better camera than the one I use) here:

The Exact same Hawke Scope that I use in this video (Sidewinder TAC 30 6.5-20x) can be found here:
Bipod: Harris 12-27" swivel

Photo credits:
Alfred and Fabiola Forns/Solent
David Faintich
dseigler @ Flickr

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Comments • 3,358

Anita Moorhead
I really don't care what the haters say Ted, you should be very proud of your efforts to help those beautiful woodpeckers thrive. Starlings are very mean and aggressive birds, and will freeload any chance they get. How would the haters like to build a house, only to have some squatter come along and steal it, and then not be able to do anything about it? Keep up the good work, and the awesome videos. This one made me a subscriber.
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last year me and my buddy made a big impact on the starling over 400 dead
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damn those are some dumb ass chicks..."WTF happened to Charlie? ...Ummm, I dunno, why don't you peek outside and see"
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.40 S&W Fan
+fingers maloy The European Starling was introduced into North America in 1890 by Eugene Schieffelin and the American Acclimatization Society because they thought it was it was an "interesting species." They did not take into consideration it's nesting mannerisms in comparison to existing North American species. It quickly became an overpowering invasive pest. Don't let the opinion of some asshole from the 1800's cloud your belief that this species belongs here.
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Glad that someone is actually hunting invasive species. We need more people doing that round the world.
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Phantom force Joint Beasts
infinitecanadian no not all invasive species are bad so it should be just pest invasive species
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Now, I'm not saying it was aliens, but... It was aliens.
Tjiniwaty Angkasa
Folan Wolf ,
chonch burger
Derek Roque
try quickscoping
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Derek Roque
+Brian Phillips fo real
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Hang their decapitated heads near them birdhouse and see if anymore sterlings still fuck around
Deekshith Moily
you went full gangsta mate .. never go full gangsta
PETA tracked down the nest box location, and removed the bodies in an attempt to resurrect the little bastards. Keep up the good work Ted. I know it's an old video, but ti's still a good one.
Jay Jackomin
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Kale Mercer no
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You are heroic. Northern Flickers are awesome, awesome birds, and it's a tragedy to see their populations affected by these rats of birds.
Cap'N Kek
The woodpeckers ate them! LOL
Natasha Dmitriyev
lol, revenge!
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