Saturday, January 5, 2013

Starling


I wasn't sure what kind of bird this was so I had to do a little research.  It turns out it's a common starling (also know as a European starling).  It gets those white spots during the winter months.  I love the iridescence of his feathers.

15 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

Awesome, beautifully focused. Love the details you've captured.

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Lowell said...

Gorgeous colors! A darling of a starling!

llandudnopictures said...

I like the way the bird has cocked its head for you, a real poser. Great shot!

Judy said...

Nice shot of him. this is a better one than in my bird book. They are noisy when they get together. I have noticed that when they come around our place, there are always some meadow larks with them.

brattcat said...

i love the iridescence, too. it's such a common bird that often its remarkable beauty is overlooked.

glenda said...

He is really hanging on to his perch. Nice photo.

Shaun Gibbs said...

Some beautiful colours on this Sharon. any PS work done on this?
Excellent image

Birdman said...

Startling!

RedPat said...

You have caught him in his glory!

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

What a beautiful bird!

Jack said...

The iridescence is what I notice, too. You had a good capture, Sharon.

Randy said...

Boy they sure are beautiful. First time I've seen one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

He's a little gem Sharon, gorgeous.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I think this is a lovely...and not an ordinary bird or starling. I love the iridescent feathers! Beautiful. Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

JM said...

Gorgeous! I wasn't aware of these cute fellow until I spotted many of them at the London parks.