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Juvenile Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

By teocali
A juvenile Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), just beginning to show its adult plumage. Taken in the fields yesterday afternoon, where a flock of them was busy feeding from the berries in the hawthorn hedges. I didn't realise they were on the RSPB Red List.

Thank you all for your C&Cs on my yesterday's Red-winged Blackbird. Very much appreciated, as always Smile

Tags: Starling Bird Wildbird Sturnus vulgaris Juvenile Wildlife and nature Red list

Voters: helenlinda, CarolG, Willmer and 41 more

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Comments


helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 9:47AM
A great pose
Helen

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
23 Jul 2011 10:00AM
Beautifully captured, Sylvia, cracking pose. Carol
23 Jul 2011 10:03AM
Nice capture
Suehh 9 39 6 England
23 Jul 2011 10:21AM
Lovely shot!

We used to have great flocks of starlings where I lived - in August thousands and thousand of them descended on our rooves night after night - now there are about 50 in a flock - so sadSad
23 Jul 2011 10:22AM
Very nice capture
lovely detail and nicely presented

Rick
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
23 Jul 2011 10:24AM
Wonderfully exposed and processed against that sky Sylvia, retaining eye detail and good to see the mottling coming through
Richard
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
23 Jul 2011 10:48AM
Superb image, Sylvia: have to agree with all that Richard has said.......very well captured shot.
Ronnie.
ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 11:02AM
lovely detail well shot.

Ian
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
23 Jul 2011 11:32AM
Excellent capture of this youngster Sylvia. Neatly 'togged against the sky and on an very good perch. great plumage detail.
Ron
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 11:39AM
I really like this Sylvia (nice frame too), photographs like this show the beauty of birds we often overlook
Johnjo
AshTree 7 1.7k 6 England
23 Jul 2011 1:15PM
I do like the adult plumage just peeping through. A lovely natural image, good pose.
Theresa
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
23 Jul 2011 2:59PM
I wish I could take birds like this. - gary
23 Jul 2011 3:46PM
Brilliant capture!
Sam.
Top quality shot, Sylvia.
Steve.
23 Jul 2011 7:05PM
Hi Sylvia super capture regards gray
Gezina 9 3 6 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 7:15PM
Beautiful detail against what seems to be a challenging sky Sylvia - lovely shot Ina
23 Jul 2011 7:29PM
HI SYLVIA,FINE IMAGE
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2011 8:08PM
On the red list Sylvia! I must have a whole flock of em fighting over the same bird bath when I have two but they are great fun to watch and very entertaining - great picture
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
23 Jul 2011 9:04PM
Would you believe we get loads of these in the garden and yet I've very rarely taken any images of them?.....Much prefer to see them later on in the year down at Shapwick and Ham Wall when the flock up and roost for the night......Now that is a special time. Fabulous capture Sylvia.....Ade
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2011 11:13AM
Its a cracking shot Sylvia.
Brian
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
24 Jul 2011 8:05PM
A lovely pose and a very tidy image Sylvia.
Congrats on the award.
Brian.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
24 Jul 2011 11:51PM
The feather detail is fabulous in this fine image and I like the pose

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