The Starling (Sturnus Vulgaris) is one of the most common birds in Britain and is more colourful than you think. The plumage is shiny black, glossed purple or green, and spangled with white, particularly strongly so in winter.
I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling. View all posts by Heyjude
43 thoughts on “Starling”
Thank you 🙂
Please send me your e-mail address so I can send you the shots of Cromer. Finally 🙂
beautiful colors! And the pattern of the feathers!
Thanks Traudel, he is quite beautiful.
A great bird. What would we do without them?
I love seeing the starling murmurations, but you don’t see them very often.
Oh yes, I remember an enormous flock of them murmuring (murmurating?) above Eastbourne pier some years ago. An incredible sight. Though you don’t see their lovely colours and detail from so far.
So true. I never realised they were not just black!
This is a wonderful shot, but how did you find him? Starlings seem so lacking these days – at least they are in Much Wenlock. I think I’ve seen one in the garden over the last year.
Found this one in Cornwall, not sure if we have them here, too many pigeons and jackdaws.
I enlarged this, and enjoyed looking at the fine details, and mixture of colours. A very nice starling indeed, Jude.
Regards as always, Pete. x
I agree wholeheartedly with Pete, Jude. This is a great capture of the starling. 🙂
Thank you Dina 🙂
Astonishingly colourful close up.
What a wonderful shot! I love their iridescent feathers
They are rather beautiful 🙂
He’s so pretty with those iridescent colours.
a magnificent portrait – one for the frame methinks
A magnificent shot of a magnificent bird! 😀 ❤
What a great shot! You captured the details of his “glossiness” and vibrancy so perfectly! 🙂
Definitely more beautiful than you think.
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