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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3, Section 1 Summary

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Chapter 3, Section 1 Summary

Starlings are introduced to America from Europe by a man who wanted all the birds mentioned in Shakespeare to be present in America. Starlings are not popular when they winter near the area where Dillard lives. They are smelly, messy, and noisy, banding together in flocks of thousands and taking over entire acres of land. One year, the town of Radford, Virginia, decides to control their starling problem by spraying them with foam, so they would die of exposure. The extermination is not successful. They make several other unsuccessful attempts to eradicate large numbers of the birds, but the starlings still thrive there today. Closer to home, her neighbors strive to prevent the starlings from eating suet and feed intended for other bird species. They go to tremendous trouble with mediocre success. Dillard does not care if the starlings feed at her bird houses.

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