European Starling [Sturnus vulgaris] ~ 2017 #11

European Starling
European Starling ~ Granville Island, Vancouver, BC ~ February 5, 2017

One day in February we visited Granville Island. There are a few common birds here, including the European Starling. Unfortunately it wasn’t really a nice day and there weren’t very many Starlings to snaps shots of, so I had to be happy with the one (above) that I got. Below is a shot from last year, also from Granville Island, that better shows this birds colours.

European Starling
European Starling ~ Granville Island, Vancouver, BC ~ March 2016

FACT: “Starlings are great vocal mimics: individuals can learn the calls of up to 20 different species. Birds whose songs starlings often copy include the Eastern Wood-Pewee, Killdeer, meadowlarks, Northern Bobwhite, Wood Thrush, Red-tailed Hawk, American Robin, Northern Flicker, and many others.” ~ allaboutbirds.org

European Starling
European Starling ~ George Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ September 2014

If you’d like to see pictures from my prior year posts click the year: 2016 / 2015

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