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The Starling Tree

A Spirea bush across the street from us has become a favourite spot for a small group of European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) to perch. Just as I was taking this shot, the sun was shining but a squall of snow blew through. 10 more words



A European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), or Common Starling in the neighbours Cherry tree.



The direction of the light in a shot can make all the difference. From one side these birds looked almost black but from the other side, with the sun on their feathers you could see the metallic green and purple on their chest and the spots on the tips of their feathers. 71 more words