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European starling The ubiquitous starling, just starting to reappear in my garden. Soon it will be baby season and they will be eating me out of house and home!<br />
Can&#039;t help but love starlings, their colours and markings are just glorious. Common Starling,Geotagged,Isle of Wight,Sturnus vulgaris,United Kingdom,Winter,birds,starlings Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

European starling

The ubiquitous starling, just starting to reappear in my garden. Soon it will be baby season and they will be eating me out of house and home!
Can't help but love starlings, their colours and markings are just glorious.

    comments (6)

  1. Glorious shot! Love the oily, glittery look of them. Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy, they really are amazing! Posted 9 months ago
  2. Beautiful!! Posted 9 months ago
  3. Stunning colors! Posted 9 months ago
  4. Lovely starling! Posted 9 months ago
  5. Super shot. The plumage is really quite impressive.
    If I remember correctly the birds of paradise are likely to have evolved from this line.
    Posted 6 months ago

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The common starling or European starling (Sturnus vulgaris), also known simply as the starling in the British Isles, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family, Sturnidae. It is about 20 cm (8 in) long and has glossy black plumage with a metallic sheen, which is speckled with white at some times of year.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Feb 13, 2021. Captured Feb 13, 2021 13:46 in 53 Perowne Way, Sandown PO36 9BX, UK.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/320s
  • ISO1600
  • 370mm