Friday, 20 May 2011

swagger

Starlings
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.
Starlings

2 comments:

Nikki-ann said...

Brilliant shots! We had a visit from the squirrel yesterday afternoon. I threw out some Oatibox for it, but it didn't fancy that (something has made off with it though!).

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Once a year, out where I work, we'll get hundreds of them all at one time. They do make a lot of noise, but they are adorable. Myself I love the killdeer birds. Strange name, but cute bird.