Sunday photoblogging: starlings

by Chris Bertram on December 13, 2020

Starlings above Hebron Court



Alan White 12.13.20 at 4:38 pm

Good use of light here–shows that even starlings have interesting patterns and color.


Mary Ellen Sandahls 12.13.20 at 8:33 pm

That’s why they’re called starlings — the bright flecks on black being like stars in a dark sky. They’re very pretty close up, especially in sunlight.


Mary Ellen Sandahl 12.13.20 at 8:36 pm

No “s” at the end of my last name. Oh, for a typo-free life.


J-D 12.14.20 at 1:29 am

Oh, for a typo-free life.

I once heard a professional editor tell a story about being at a professional meeting with her infant child, in the course of which that baby was referred to as the only person present who had never made a spelling mistake.


Dr. Hilarius 12.14.20 at 2:21 am

Another bird held in low esteem because of its commonness. Very smart and interesting birds, much more attractive than so many “LBJs” (little brown jobs) favored by so many birders.


JakeB 12.16.20 at 2:16 am

I seem to recall encountering starlings in terrifyingly large numbers near a bridge in the southern part of Rome. Like there were so many it was easy to imagine them settling on someone in the thousands, and then when they flew away, the body would have completely disappeared.

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