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Birds - Starling Page 4

Image Taken on 28 May 2012 at 07:09    Image of day on 26 Jun 2012

This is a joining of 4 images panning along this rabble of Starling perched on the 11kV high voltage cables that pass by our house. Moving about to get them in view means the joins are imperfect.

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Image Taken on 06 Jun 2014 at 18:13    Image of day on 11 Aug 2014

About 100 juvenile starlings can be seen moving in a flock all over the area. Here they are perched on the 11KV cables over some Bullocks in one of the fields to our south. Perhaps the flies that accompany cattle can be simply picked out of the air - NOT.

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Image Taken on 01 Mar 2012 at 13:56    Image of day on 07 Apr 2012

A chance grouping of 5 starlings on the perch next to one of the peanut feeders. It is interesting to see the number of different breast feather variations.

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Image Taken on 15 Oct 2017 at 16:31    Image of day on 20 Nov 2017

This group of about 400 Starlings made a short but interesting series of swirling patterns against the late afternoon sky.

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Image Taken on 01 Dec 2015 at 12:42    Image of day on 12 Jan 2016

Flocks of Starling and Fieldfares plunder the hedges for Hawthorn and Blackthorn berries. Here a couple of starlings are plucking off all but the last two berries visible in this image.

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Image of day on 30 Aug 2005

These are immature Starlings - note the light coloured head.

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Image Taken on 15 Nov 2009 at 08:23    Image of day on 10 Dec 2009

We think starlings look wonderful. The bird on the right was calling.

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Image Taken on 25 May 2011 at 05:41    Image of day on 23 Jun 2011

4 (of at least 5) Juvenile Starlings forming a very 'English' queue with one of the adults at the left.

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Image Taken on 22 Jan 2013 at 11:59    Image of day on 28 Feb 2013

Two thoroughly disagreeable starlings.

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