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Sep 11, 2014 13:29 |  #1

Been having smash and grab raids from these starlings at our feeder. They are juveniles part way to adult plumage witch makes quite a hansom patterning.

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Sep 11, 2014 14:47 |  #2

Well done very nice detail.


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Sep 12, 2014 04:24 |  #3

The juveniles in half juvvy / adult plumage are one of my favourite birds.


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Sep 12, 2014 05:54 |  #4

They do have unique markings at this stage. Pretty with the dark background!


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Sep 13, 2014 03:28 |  #5

They are a strikingly coloured bird, well captured.


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Sep 13, 2014 04:23 as a reply to  @ Red Dexs's post |  #6

Nice set Lester, they are greedy birds but since we never see any in our garden, I like to see others pics of them!




  
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Sep 14, 2014 07:26 |  #7

Very nice captures. First time I've seen the colorful detail on them.

I can't say that I like Starlings though. They get to be such a nuisance in town areas, they have resorted to setting up sound canons to try and drive them away. I recall several years ago a local police department started out using blank shotgun shells, shooting into a tree just outside their front door to try and drive them off. There was a very high probability of getting pooped on while walking in.


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Sep 14, 2014 09:28 |  #8

Nicely done Lester, getting ready for winter, great colors.


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Sep 14, 2014 10:02 as a reply to  @ Oldjackssparrows's post |  #9

Very nice captures and I am glad to see you are in the U.K..

I dread seeing these birds at my feeders being in the U.S.. They are not native to the United States and as far as I know, and sorry to say, they are one of two species of birds that you are allowed to kill in the U.S., with the other being the House Sparrow.


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Sep 15, 2014 19:36 as a reply to  @ gdykstra's post |  #10

It's very interesting Lester that yours are European Starlings and ours are European Starlings but the differences in the plumage is striking.
I especially like the way the textures and colors show in #'s 2 & 5. Although very annoying here, they are still pretty in their own right.


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Sep 19, 2014 11:03 |  #11

bigjohninva wrote in post #17148481 (external link)
Well done very nice detail.

cannylad wrote in post #17149560 (external link)
The juveniles in half juvvy / adult plumage are one of my favourite birds.

SJC from VT wrote in post #17149628 (external link)
They do have unique markings at this stage. Pretty with the dark background!

Red Dexs wrote in post #17151459 (external link)
They are a strikingly coloured bird, well captured.

2slo wrote in post #17151489 (external link)
Nice set Lester, they are greedy birds but since we never see any in our garden, I like to see others pics of them!

frozenframe wrote in post #17153261 (external link)
Very nice captures. First time I've seen the colorful detail on them.

I can't say that I like Starlings though. They get to be such a nuisance in town areas, they have resorted to setting up sound canons to try and drive them away. I recall several years ago a local police department started out using blank shotgun shells, shooting into a tree just outside their front door to try and drive them off. There was a very high probability of getting pooped on while walking in.

Oldjackssparrows wrote in post #17153436 (external link)
Nicely done Lester, getting ready for winter, great colors.

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Very nice captures and I am glad to see you are in the U.K..

I dread seeing these birds at my feeders being in the U.S.. They are not native to the United States and as far as I know, and sorry to say, they are one of two species of birds that you are allowed to kill in the U.S., with the other being the House Sparrow.

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It's very interesting Lester that yours are European Starlings and ours are European Starlings but the differences in the plumage is striking.
I especially like the way the textures and colors show in #'s 2 & 5. Although very annoying here, they are still pretty in their own right.

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Sep 19, 2014 12:19 |  #12

Very nice set Lester.


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Sep 19, 2014 12:30 |  #13

They really are a cool looking bird Lester


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Sep 19, 2014 16:05 |  #14

Nice set Lester .




  
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Sep 20, 2014 12:58 |  #15

Amazing colour that we don't really notice in a common bird. You've really shown them in their glory. Nice set.




  
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