Ancient art of falconry aids California vineyards

California vintners, desperate to save their grape harvests fro the ravages of starlings, have turned to other birds for help: falcons. Gloria Hillard has an audio report from NPR's Weekend Edition.(photo)

Falconers such as Tom Savory have now become a typical sight in some California vineyards during the late summer, when huge flocks of starlings devour grapes on the vine. Savory and his crew fly their birds in the morning and evening to drive off the hungry birds and save the harvest.