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A Huge Flock of European Starlings

These European Starlings were out on my next door neighbor’s back pasture.  I took these pictures from my back yard on July 21, 2012 in the late afternoon.  There had to be about two hundred Starlings feeding in the newly mown grass.  It was a very interesting sight.  I don’t think I have seen so many birds at once here.  Starlings do tend to form large flocks.  They like eating grubs and insects and also will occasionally eat seeds.  They have a long slender bill that is perfect for digging in the grass.

Starlings are iridescent black with purple, and brown tones.  The females are a lighter tone in color with more brown showing.  They like to perch way up in the crown of tall trees.  One thing that is also interesting to me, is that I have noticed that the Starlings will move forward on a pasture in groups in a wave like movement.  Part goes forward and then the middle moves along and then the rear follows.  I am showing this great big flock in different pictures since I did not have a wide panoramic lens.  To see the larger photo, please click on the thumbnail image.  Enjoy!

A Crow on the Fence

I know that Crows are considered by some as pests, and yes, sadly when they gobble up precious farm crops, they can be pests.  So far, the Crow here at my new place, has just sat and posed for the camera.   Common Crows eat just about anything that they may find.  In addition to eating grains, nuts and fruits, they are members of one of nature’s clean-up squads in the same vein as are Vultures.   I shot this picture fittingly on Halloween morning.  The Crow was perched on one of the pasture fences.  The Crow just watched the goings on at the pond across the field and then took wing.  Just a quick visit from a very beautiful large black bird!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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