Exactly one year ago, I noticed a small troop of starlings in our garden. It was the first time I saw starlings here in our region. Enlarge the image to see the beautiful little heart-shaped spots on their feathers. Unfortunately, they picked a quite bad day for their visit. Because they came back from the warm south (Mediterranean region) quite early, everything was covered by snow. Having snow is in my region nowadays a very rare occurrence. So, they had to dig through the snow first to find some food below. And bad for me, because of the lacking sun, the beautiful colorful metallic glow in their plumage wasn’t visible.
2 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: starlings”
I see them here but certainly not in snow. 🙂
😮 I didn’t know, you also have them in the US. I assumed they were at home in Europe for the summer and in Africa for the winter. A quick look at Wikipedia discovered, people set a few starling couples free in NY central park in 1890/91 for having all birds known from Shakespeare‘s books around. From there they spread appealingly quite easy. Thanks, Janet, again something learned 👍