Adult in winter plumage
Starlings are very common in late fall and winter, here. They love suet,and seeds.
At the coast in Northumberland
European Starling at feeder
Taken on 9th February 2008 opposite my house, near Lincoln UK. They are regulars, nesting under the roof tiles.
This Starling wasn't very happy with me watching it while it wanted to make it's nest!
On 14th April 2008. With one eye on me still, it thought it might go under the tiles, but changed it's mind.
It went onto the roof and dumped it's load temporarily.
No doubt it wanted to keep it's nesting material, so it picked it up again.
After more deliberating, and glares in my direction, it flew off to the nearby Oak tree.
Even though this bird plays havoc with our cavity nesters in No. America...I think they are beautiful.
Starling, European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) invasion has now reached all the way to Alaska. Photographed @ Anchorage. AK 1/07/2009.
Starling in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, March 1970
Starling in Mathison Park in Churchill, Victoria, Australia, November 2006
Flock Of European Starlings
This guy came down our chimney- I released him after photographing.
Thanks to Resin for identifying this juvenile!
A Starling that nested in the roof of my house in November, New Zealand
A Starling waiting to fly into its nest - New Zealand
The beautiful plumage of the Starling - ready to feed its young in November New Zealand
A solitary Starling on a Winter's day in June - on my Robinia tree, New Zealand