Starlings are nice enough birds, but if you happen to live in North America, they probably find themselves in the nuisance category more often than not. Which is fair, since they are an invasive species here and have a habit of pushing out native birds.
We have a New York pharmaceutical manufacturer named Eugene Schieffelin to thank for that. It was during his time as the chairman of the American Acclimatization Society that 60 European starlings were released in Central Park as part of a plan to bring every bird species name-checked by Shakespeare to the new world.
Thanks for that.