Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Starlings, May 17, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
S is for Starlings: Birds native to Europe, Asia and Australia, but now found in many other parts of the world, too.
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 5, 2017
European Starlings, Sturnus vulgaris, can be found in most parts of the United States and Canada. They are all descended from 100 birds set free in New York City in the early 1890s.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 7, 2017
Starlings need open grassy areas for catching insects to eat, an easily accessible water source, and trees or buildings with niches for nesting. Their numbers have increased so much that they are considered to be threats to native birds in competition for nesting sites.

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  1. Hello Lea!:) Great shots of the glossy coated Starlings. I didn't get a chance to photograph them this year,... so nice to see your captures.

  2. Lovely creature... wonderful shot too

    Melody (ABC-W-team)
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  3. They are so beautiful when the sun lights them up!

  4. You're right Lea. Can there be anyone in the world who has never seen a Starling? A very successful and widespread species.


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