Sunday, 15 May 2016

Starling

We wondered what this pretty silvery bird was that was watching us during the afternoon. I looked it up later and reckon it's a young starling (Sturnus vulgaris).
We do have quite a large flock of starlings that descend on the site at times. The juvenile looks very different from the parent - unless I've wrongly identified it!
This is an adult that I photographed in March, so pretty. People don't like them because they're 'greasy and greedy'. But I don't agree!

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Please leave a comment. I'm very pleased to receive corrections or confirmations of my identification of the creatures we've spotted on the allotment.