This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Starlings...............

A lot of folks do not like Starlings. They say they are greedy, noisy, squabbling birds that hog the feeders. I don't see it that way. I see them as beautiful gregarious birds. Noisy and yes squabbling they are for sure. Have you ever really looked at one.?
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The feathers are not dull, they are full of colour with tips of beige. This guy has been hanging around for a few days on his own. Today his friends came back
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This guy liked the suet, look at that fluffy bum.
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On the other end is a wicked looking beak.........these guys are in the snow bank because it has made it easy to get to yet another suet feeder
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The sun was not out so its hard to show their colour I will see if I can find someone else's picture. Here it is from the web. I have no idea who's picture it is but want to thank them. I am not sure if it has been enhanced but if you get a Starling in the right light these colours do appear, those peacock colours
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Keeping his feet warm, one at a time
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Enjoy this video of these amazing birds.

3 comments:

MatildasCrown said...

If you have ever stopped to listen to them, you will note that they have a beautiful song. They tend to pick up other bird song and apply it to their own. They are noisy birds when flocked together but if you see them in a tree and take the time to listen...you will see what I mean. I love the little starlings. I feed them daily as they are protein eating birds and are hungry with so much snow around.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Yes, they do mimic......I like them and today they got bread with bacon dripping. I thought that would be a nice treat for them. The Crows like it too. Usually they get bread and peanut butter..........I have had one Starling that stays when the others leave.....maybe he is sick? Anyway he is being well fed while he is resting up.

Magic Love Crow said...

Gorgeous! Truly loved this post Janice ;o) Hugs ;o)