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This has been a busy time for birds in our garden. With some of the courting rituals over and nests built, many birds are now focusing on feeding their fledglings. 661 more words


Did you know the European starling has been included in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) List of the world's 100 worst #invasivespecies?

European Starling Global #AlienInvader

Some might say that autumn is the season when nature explodes with its final beauty. Its as if biodiversity of all shapes and sizes saves up all year for a grand finale to release, fuse and display magnificent colours in the world around us. 1,709 more words


Watching birds in my garden has had to take second place this month in the wake of travels to Boksburg and Cape Town as well as hosting several visitors in between. 777 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself (III) I'm With Him

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Even though these feisty birds are present year round, they remind me of Spring-time. I find myself longing for warmer days, sweet air and the birth of color to the world around me. 9 more words


Star(lings) of the Show!

An earlier mystery was solved today; that flock of birds I mentioned in a previous post? Starlings. Common, or European as they’re also known. If I was a starling, I’d insist on European, sounds so much more exotic. 22 more words