How many here shoot black birds? Its legal in Alabama to shoot Starlings, I took two with my Gamo Shadow 1000 177 cal pellet rifle. These pellet rifles are Powerful. I shot one bird as it was walking toward me, in the chest or breast the pellet went straight through the bird. He wasnt going anywhere. It looked gross. The second bird was a lucky head shot it took half his head off.;P Im going to do more bird shooting and chipmunk shooting in the morning and early evening.;f Wanna kill these ads? We can help!