BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

STARLING

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European starlings have a bad reputation – they can push native birds from nesting cavities, damage crops and more. Yet, after a long winter, they’re one of the first birds to return and are attractive with their iridescent colouring. This individual looked pretty mellow.

12 thoughts on “STARLING

  1. Ha! Just last week my Mom sent me an article about the Shakespearean Starlings that migrate through FL. Many think they’re a pain and nuisance there too. They are pretty though.

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  2. Right now the young ones are so pretty with all their spots.

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  3. These birds do have beautiful iridescence! We’ll say your mellow buddy here was a good guy! 😉

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  4. Thank you for sharing ❤️

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  5. Yes, this is our bird – I like them, always bustling, busy and garrulous, and good to have around. 🙂

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  6. They do have iridescent feathers but that’s the only thing I like about them. Sorry. But your photo is very nice.

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  7. I see this one is in its breeding plumage. The ones here are strutting about with yellow beaks and shining wings – biffing other birds away from the feeders and filling the air with song. ‘Ours’ remain all year – during the winter their beaks are dark.

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