Monday, 7 March 2011

A SINGLE STARLING


I've had a single starling come into the garden for a couple of weeks now. It has an unusual way of feeding, laying the side of its head along the ground and scooping up some seed. Another starling came down yesterday and one of those fluttering up in the air displays ensued then both flew away.
I've managed to get a photo of it showing the way its beak is both extra long and crossed. This is the reason, perhaps, for it being unwanted by the rest of the group. I wonder if it will survive.

4 comments:

marigold jam said...

Poor little thing! Seems there are outcasts in the animal world as well as amongst us humans eh? Do hope it survives and manages to find enough to eat.

Jane

Kath said...

Great photo Silve, the new camera is a great success.

j.apeldoorn said...

I think it will.. smart though huh. to work out how to eat with a deformed beak...

Sylve said...

Hi Kath, I'm still getting used to it and birds don't stay still for long!
Hallo Jonathan, nice to hear from you. I suppose if you want to survive you get round the problem somehow. I'll have to call him/her Billy-no-Mates...