Thursday, 28 February 2013

Starlings............................................................... lovely birds to see up close

I have just had some lovely visitors to my garden this afternoon... a couple of Starlings.

I don't get them on my feeders often so it was great to see them.

 This fella stayed around long enough for me to grab my camera... the shots were taken through the window.

Such a beautiful plumage when seen this close.

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they really are remarkably colored. i like the 'hearts' on their chest feathers, too.

Genie Robinson said...

The plumage really is pretty and the yellow on the beak is striking. What special visitors. genie

Sandra said...

gorgeous plumage... so many colors

holdingmoments said...

Great characters Andrew.

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Nice detail in the colors and dots!

Bob Bushell said...

A pretty thing, keeping his/her eyes open.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

We have a few million of them here in the States we'd be happy to send back across the pond to you. How's the recovery coming along?

Susan said...

What a pretty bird. I love his spots. How are your knees mate! :))

Carole M. said...

loving the luminescent plumage you captured Drew

Pantherka said...

Andew very beautiful pictures. You had a nice visit with beautiful feathers.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Brian King said...

The do have some great iridescent colors, especially in sunlight! Over here they're very much a nuisance in many places. The population has exploded.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely shots of a beautifully-feathered bird!

JM said...

Beautiful captures! I remember seeing these birds for the first time at the Kensington Gardens.

Cindy said...

Beautiful markings on these birds. Lovely!!