European Starlings have come in big numbers several times this year. Starlings here feed in the grassy yards and cow pastures. The neighbor’s pasture across the pond has more than forty acres of open space where the birds can find lots of insects to eat. They perch in several larger trees both here and across the pond.
European Starlings mostly eat insects as well as several types of grains and seeds. The European Starlings have slender, sharp bills. The males are iridescent blue-black with brown areas, and are very attractive birds. The females are a lighter version of the males. Although these birds have been in the United States a long time, the European Starlings are natives of Europe. I took these pictures on September 4, 2012 in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!