Friday, 20 May 2011
The screeching and screeing from the garden was particularly loud this evening as a commotion of newbie starlings more or less tumbled from the bush where they've been keeping a nest.
The birds are already the same size as their parents although they'll use maximum volume to get fed without doing any work themselves.
London is usually associated with pigeons which I regard as the bird for the tourists. A little bit slow and gawking but well suited to photo opportunities.
By comparison the starlings always fly around like formation jet fighters and have a commuter-like sense of purpose.
They hit the ground with a swagger and get right on with whatever they're doing.