Starlings sparkle

The Starlings have continued to have a presence in my garden sometimes coming in small numbers as they did today. On closer inspection they are actually quite pretty birds with almost rainbow colours sparkling through their feathers – I really don’t like their eyes though. At the moment they are enjoying feeding at the sunflower seed mix at the tables and also on the ground.

Hungry Starlings, video 0:29 with background music, try 480p quality.
The small tray feeder, shown above, has become a favourite for the Starlings and with a fat cake hanging beneath it can get a tad overcrowded here – with poor patient goldfinches sitting on the perches above waiting for the starlings to leave! Sultanas scattered on the ground for the Blackbirds are also being enjoyed by the Starlings – what don’t they like? Peanuts perhaps – I haven’t seen them take them?

For more info on the birds mentioned above go to:

The video, shown above, was taken in my garden on February 26th 2007.

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