Anybody know what this is? UK, East Sussex. (1 Viewer)

carold

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Spotted last week in my back garden. Thanks for any help.

Carol.
 

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esmondb

The fool that MrT doesn't pity
One of this year's juvenile starlings.
You can just make out the adult feathers coming through on its belly.
 

Patrick_L

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It's a juvenile (European) Starling just starting to moult into first winter plumage - note the white-tipped feathers on the breast.
 

deborah4

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Hi Carol

Big welcome to BF from another Sussex member! Nice photo of a juvenile Starling - I've had a few on my feeders too scoffing all the fat balls the Great Tits wanted for their second brood of fledlings!
 

a_hnau

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Spotted last week in my back garden. Thanks for any help.

Carol.
I got this one (yippee!), but only 'cos my garden is full of 'em. The much lighter plumage, no 'stars', and solid colours on the wing feathers is a real 'red herring'. And the way it's hanging on the feeder in the second picture makes it look like a woodpecker ;)
 

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