Sunday, February 11, 2007

Starlings!

This beautiful male was one of the first three Starlings to set foot in our garden since we moved in.

The trio flew in this morning and descended on the fat blocks (which are going to run out in the next few days). Then they left as suddenly as they'd appeared.

Wonder where they came from. I've seen sizeable flocks of Starlings flying around along the hedgerows nearby, presumably foraging for berries. So they've been around for some time. More broadly, it's possible that these Starlings originated in Russia and migrated to the UK for our 'warm' winter (well, everything is relative, I suppose).