Nature Through My Lens

Starling

Fun in the Bath

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Two European/Common Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) enjoy a bath on a warm Summer morning. The water was clear when they started!


leaving

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Here’s a European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) about half a second before it flew away!


Feed Me

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Here’s a parent European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) feeding a fledgling Starling a grub. Now it may just be me, but I see a definite face on the grub! Oh My, here I go Mum!!


The Starling Tree

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A Spirea bush across the street from us has become a favourite spot for a small group of European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) to perch. Just as I was taking this shot, the sun was shining but a squall of snow blew through. It only lasted a moment and was then sunny again!


In the Snow

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A European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) in the snow.


Alert

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A European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), or Common Starling in the neighbours Cherry tree.


A New One

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A brand new visitor to our bird bath. A fledgling European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) This guy is probably only a week or so old. Once they get going they grow very fast.