Nature Through My Lens

Starling

Old Peg

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Here’s a fine European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) in it’s winter coat of colours. Only problem is that it only has one leg! But that hasn’t seemed to slow it down at all!


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.


Bath Time

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A European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) on the bird bath. These guys are nuts about bathing. They get in and have a great old splash around, then hurry away, wings heavy with water!


What’s Up

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A pair of European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) at the bird bath. These guys love their baths, even in below zero temperatures.


A Bath & A Drink

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A pair of European Starlings in the birdbath in our garden.


Against the Sun

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All day today, we have had a huge flock of Starlings in the field across from our house! ┬áHere’s a shot of part of the flock against the late afternoon sun.


European Starling


Just down the street from us, there’s a couple of Starling’s making a nest in the neighbours eave. They take advantage of any little space they can get into.