COMMON STARLING (Sturnus vulgaris)

Common they may be, but when you see a Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) cloaked in breeding plumage in the late afternoon light, or Golden Hour, you can’t help but admire them as a very attractive bird.

They’re a rather plump bird with a short tail and characteristic triangular wings in flight.

In breeding season, which is when I photographed them from some distance away, their iridescent sheen was very obvious.

I must admit to not having noticed them prior to this past September when they were out and about in some numbers.

Hopefully, one day, I’ll get some close-up images to share online.  You may have to zoom in close to see their lovely feathers in the images above.