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Old Monday 24th September 2018, 12:20   #1
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Common Starling plumage

Dear members and bird watchers

I was in Liverpool in August 2018 to do 6 days of bird watching with the RSPB Liverpool Group. I had a fantastic time with some very friendly people.

I spotted this Common Starling at Manchester International Airport.

Im I right when I say that the first picture is a male in ALMOST winter plumage, black bill and not much colour in the plumage

I have put down the second picture as a Juvenile going into adult plumage, is this correct?

And one question, is there any difference between a immature and a juvenile. I know that the gulls are immature for a few years with different plumages for every year. But what about the Common Starling?

Kind regards
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