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common starling

  1. Meanwhile, further along the hedge

    Meanwhile, further along the hedge

    the Starlings were harvesting their own section of the hedge. They weren't all that keen on posing where I could see them, though.
  2. Hungry horde

    Hungry horde

    During August and early September most of the birds desert my garden but every now and then a whole load of Starlings descend. Here's just a portion of them, think there were about 3 times as many as I've got here. Right little piggies for my SF picture. TTTW
  3. Gangland

    Gangland

    A load of young Starlings flocking together plotting their next raid on my window feeder!! This was most of the ringleaders, there were a few more on the other gable end, on the aerial and in the tree pretending not to be involved in the decision! TTTW
  4. Vandal twins

    Vandal twins

    Two of the young starlings that had just left the nest. Sitting in the hedge behaving themselves for once LOL.
  5. Common Starling

    Common Starling

  6. Feeder fights

    Feeder fights

    By now I had so many Starlings in the garden after a whole shed-load of youngsters had spilled out from their nests. Oh the noisy squabbles that produced over the food. It got to the stage where they'd empty the fatball feeder within a couple of hours, as well as two coconut shells of filled...
  7. Starling

    Starling

    Their flocks are already getting bigger.
  8. European Starling.jpg

    European Starling.jpg

    European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) Also known as Common Starling. juvenile. An odd colored youngster.
  9. Taking a rest

    Taking a rest

    The Starlings were really busy collecting food to take to the nests, they couldn't gobble up the meal worms quickly enough. Got this one taking a break on the beech hedge. TTTW
  10. juvenile starlings

    juvenile starlings

  11. 187- Sturnus vulgaris Common Starling- 12 février 2019.jpg

    187- Sturnus vulgaris Common Starling- 12 février 2019.jpg

    Etourneau sansonnet - Sturnus vulgaris - Common Starling
  12. European Starling.jpg

    European Starling.jpg

    European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris vulgaris) Also known as Common Starling.
  13. Common starling perched

    Common starling perched

    Common starling perched with food in it's beak (about to feed its chicks)
  14. Common (European) Starling

    Common (European) Starling

    Grey Squirrels are notorious for stripping bark off trees, but this Starling in search of nest material seems equally guilty. Thank you for your comments on my pictures, stay safe and well, and good birding! John
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    DSCN0004.JPG

    Starlings ground feeding
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    DSCN0007.JPG

    Starling on feeder
  17. I'm sure I can fit some more in... SF

    I'm sure I can fit some more in... SF

    Taken on Thursday 22 April. It seemed a little late for this bird to still be collecting nest material. Opus says the eggs of Common Starling "... are incubated for around 2 weeks and fledge about 19-22 days later. Timing within an area is closely co-ordinated, with all pairs fledging their...
  18. European Starling, Veterans Park.jpg

    European Starling, Veterans Park.jpg

    European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) Also known as the Common Starling. Breeding plumage showing its bright yellow bill.
  19. Common Starling

    Common Starling

    Guarding the entrance to it's new nest cavity. I can see this tree clearly from my front door step, and I've watched this bird cleaning out the cavity over the last few days. I hope it picked correctly. Although this is a favorite tree for starlings to nest in, it's a dead tree and very rotten...
  20. Buried treasure

    Buried treasure

    The snow was soft so the nuts had fallen through. Didn't stop this Starling though... still managed to find his peanut. The day was very overcast and we had lots of snow falling on and off, so the quality of this picture has suffered, even though I tried my best with adjusting levels and stuff...
  21. First snow of the year

    First snow of the year

    The end of the first week in January brought our first snow fall and a decent amount too, as you can see. Starlings had been rather in short supply for the previous few weeks, but they didn't forget where to get some grub when times got hard, did they!! So, guess you're in for a few snowy...
  22. Starlings.jpg

    Starlings.jpg

    Three's company :)
  23. Winter plumage

    Winter plumage

    I love these starlings with bright spots.
  24. European Starling

    European Starling

    European Starling sitting on top of the world.
  25. Common Starling.jpg

    Common Starling.jpg

    Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) Previously known as the European Starling.
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