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wingwoman

wingwoman
Aurora, CO

August 13, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9239919

This little guy was sitting on a utility line, and is just adorable. A young robin? Thanks for your help.

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ChirpChirp
Wappingers Falls, NY

August 13, 2012
1:06 PM

Post #9240250

That's a European Starling, it's began molting into its adult plumage.

wingwoman

wingwoman
Aurora, CO

August 13, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9240285

Really! I had no idea that starlings were to be found in Colorado. I once saw a flock of them fly over our house, and thought they must be starlings because it was like a black cloud. I guess molting explains his fuzziness. Thank you for your enlightening answer.

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