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My first capture of a European Starling and the camera didn't focus very well, as usual but oh well, I got it!

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Not bad at all Kirk, starlings have sone great irridecent colours in them if you can get them in the right light. Sadly they've got a lot less common in the UK than they used to be.
 

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Pete's right but still see them on a daily basis. A few years ago there was one in my garden used to whistle the theme form the Adams Family or was it The Munsters. One of the two. Quite bizarre.
 

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It was annoying me so I YouTubed it. It was the Adams Family.
 
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Not bad at all Kirk, starlings have sone great irridecent colours in them if you can get them in the right light. Sadly they've got a lot less common in the UK than they used to be.

Thanks! Yes, I can see a little purple around the neck area. I had to look it up, hadn't seen one before and the description of them said they were considered a nuisance bird by some but whether or not it's true that they are I find them to be beautiful with their greenish, downward pointing, arrow-head shaped markings on black and the luminance of a purple grackle. I hope I start seeing more of them.

Pete's right but still see them on a daily basis. A few years ago there was one in my garden used to whistle the theme form the Adams Family or was it The Munsters. One of the two. Quite bizarre.

Thanks! I always thought The Addams Family intro song was better than The Munsters but I liked The Munsters better. I loved grandpa's crazy hot-rod coffin, "The Dragula" and the family car, the "Munster Koach." I lived to see scenes with those vehicles in them a kid and they're still pretty cool. I'd give away all my camera gear and my left piggy for either. :moon:
BTW, I didn't hear it whistle/chirp the tune but maybe I'll get lucky some day. Very interesting, I'll have to research that.
 

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