The Starling’s Song

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Spring is well and truly here now, and while the lilac tree in our garden still has yet to unfurl it’s beautiful pastel purple blooms, the birds are certainly out in force and enjoying the spate of warm sunshine we’ve been getting here along the coast recently. Our street has it’s own resident starlings (which nest in the eaves of our house so often wake me up early in the morning as they move about and chirrup) but when I came home the other day I noticed this little one singing away on the front lawn before hopping up onto the fence to show off it’s bright, iridescent feathers. They really are beautiful birds.

Linking up with Sue for (Almost) Wordless Wednesday.

Hope you’re all well and enjoying the week so far!

Tasha

xxx

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10 thoughts on “The Starling’s Song

  1. Kezzie says:

    You’ve captured the irridescence of their wings perfectly!
    Two starlings sat on the fence yesterday as I was weeding and they really were having a conversation about me- some very strange noises they were making!

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  2. David M. Gascoigne says:

    I am glad to see this feature on the Starling, Tasha. It is a beautiful bird and quite underrated. It is in fact an excellent mimic also. It is fearless in defence of its home and it’s young – qualities we admire in humans but somehow seem to dislike in a bird. Good job!

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    • Natasha says:

      Thank you so much David, that means a lot. And so true too, I often hear them chirruping away and mimicking different sounds, they’re so clever. I do love starlings.

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