European Starling

Animal:European Starling

Location: west side of pond near house

Date/Time:Sep 13th, 2008 ~2 pm

Mike’s Observations:Three birds were hanging out together. The black breast with white spots really stands out. At first we thought it was a female red-winged blackbird. The tails are quite short, though.

Location:My backyard

Date/Time: Sep 21, 2008 ~10am

Mike’s Observations: This bird was far away, so it didn’t stand out as different. Zoom in looks surprising. Checkered breast suggests this is a european starling, though it is a bit odd to see such a white head.

Location:My backyard

Date/Time: Sep 23, 2008 ~7pm

Mike’s Observations: We finally got a european starling in good lighting.