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Starlings sunbathing up high, after a soaking


Starlings sunbathing up high, after a soaking

Way up in the sky at the top of the Silver Birch ~ a favourite place for the garden birds to catch the morning sunshine.

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Wow. look at the colour of the sky, is that how its been today Terra, grey wet and gloomy up here,

29 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Yorks. Thanks.
Yes, I took the pic this morning :o)

29 Oct, 2012

 

Same here Yorkshire heavy down pours and a glimps of sun this morning , lovely blue sky Terra.....

29 Oct, 2012

 

thanks Stripes, son=in=law will phone and tell us what wonderful autumn weather your having,at least now I have the truth, sorry about that Terra,

29 Oct, 2012

 

Lovely blue sky and leaf colour ! Those birds must be enjoying themselves. I'm glad you've had a sunny day TT :o)

29 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks Stripes, Yorks and Hywel ...
... the sky was a very deep blue today :o)

29 Oct, 2012

 

Excellent shot TT :-))

29 Oct, 2012

 

Thank you Sheila ...
... especially fun to watch the silver birch and the birds in the winter time :o)

29 Oct, 2012

 

... that sky is so blue - did you paint it yourself??!!

29 Oct, 2012

 

Mother nature has the best colours :o)

29 Oct, 2012

 

A lovely photo,Terra..we never get Starlings ,such a shame,as I love them ...

29 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks Sandra ...
The starlings are very entertaining, especially when lots are splashing about in the bird baths ...

29 Oct, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I love the way the sun shows up the colours on a starlings feathers they go the colour of petrol on a puddle !

29 Oct, 2012

 

Lol. Amy ... petrol on a puddle ...
... that's a great analogy ;o)

29 Oct, 2012

 

What a lovely picture, beautiful blue sky there and the starling's plumage is shimmering in the sunshine;0) cold, damp and cloudy here ;0(

29 Oct, 2012

 

Super shot TT love the colours in the starlings plumage, you caught them enjoying a good morning freshen up in the sunshine :o)
A lovely sunny day here too but raining this evening :o(

29 Oct, 2012

 

Great shot, and the colour of the sky is just beautiful...

29 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks Carole, Neena and Dotty,
On sunny winter mornings the Silver Birch is full of birds drying out their plumage ... starlings, sparrows, wood pigeons !

30 Oct, 2012

 

Lovely picture. The starlings here are in a huge flock that descends into our garden and eats everything up. We have sunshine and thin clouds today. The full moon this morning earyl had a halo of light around it and the stars were so bright and twinkly.

30 Oct, 2012

 

Wonderfully captured lovely photo against the sky

30 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Linda. I'm pleased you like this.
Just a few starlings in my gardens .. used to get more, but these days there are more blackbirds.

Thanks Sixpence ...
I was lucky to have my camera handy after the starlings had enjoyed their morning bathe. ;o)

30 Oct, 2012

 

Its sparrows today, I,d got some muesli I didn't want well they certainly did!

We hardly ever get starlings though, used to get flock of them after the crane fly larvae on the lawn but not now

It looks a beautiful day with you too Terra, same here but a chilly breeze

30 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Pam ...
Lovely weather. I've mown my lawns.
Five star feathered friends restaurant at your place !
Muesli for the sparrows ? The word will get around ... ;o)

30 Oct, 2012

 

:o)) keeping feathers clean for flight, they will tell the other birds Roman baths at Terratoonies lol.

30 Oct, 2012

 

I think it did Terra we had four collared doves arrive but it didn't stop the sparrows.....

30 Oct, 2012

 

awesome pic TT theres nowhere near as many starlings as there used to be now , we call them shepsters around here lol

30 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Tanjipete ..
Thanks. I've not heard of that term 'shepsters'.

30 Oct, 2012

 

Looks like you are very lucky having a bit of sun Terra - it is cold and very grey here but I suppose it could be worse because at least we don't have snow yet!
Lovely picture and they look so contented on the tree :-)

31 Oct, 2012

 

Hi Bren ...
The sun has gone now, and the skies have darkened.
Quite windy too ...
Glad you like the photo.
The tree-top of the Silver Birch is the birds' favourite place :o)

31 Oct, 2012

 

i am hopeing the waxwings arrive this winter

31 Oct, 2012

 

Fingers crossed for seeing waxwings visiting :o)

31 Oct, 2012

 

there were some locally but although we tried to find them the birds had flown......

31 Oct, 2012

 

Nice one Terratoonie, such clear blue sky :-)

1 Nov, 2012

 

Hi Louis...
Thanks. The sky really was that blue.
It was a wonderful day :o)))

1 Nov, 2012

 

Lovely pic Terra and November already......gad zooks! Saw on Autumn Watch last night that the last garden survey revealed yet another drop in numbers of resident starlings. Average of 3 seen in the gardens at one time. Those amazing mumuration flights are stocked by a lot of migrants apparently.....how do they know that?

2 Nov, 2012

 

Hi Dorjac ..
Yes, there are less resident starlings these days.

With old fashioned wooden fascias on houses, starlings could often find broken corners for nesting. It seems that modern replacements of plastic fascias have removed many suitable places for starlings to nest.

2 Nov, 2012

 

I haven't got used to it getting dark so early nowadays and have had to stock up on birdseed again - love seeing all the lovely pictures of birds - thanks for them Terra xx

2 Nov, 2012

 

The clocks backward is confusing for everyone, isn't it Bev. Early to bed is the only way of survival ! Lots of blackbirds around this autumn. xx

2 Nov, 2012

 

Woww TT, you are the one!!!
Great shot!

3 Nov, 2012

 

Starlings have been few and far between,here,TT......only today one was feeding from the bird station.Lovely photo!

4 Nov, 2012

 

Thanks Aleyna. :o)

Hi Julia ...
Thank you. I find that my bird baths are the attraction for the starlings ... looking so comical as they splash about together !

4 Nov, 2012

 

Saw a huge flock of thrushlike birds with red breasts go over are they redstarts or redwings I always get them muddled up?

7 Nov, 2012

 

Redwings Linda :)

8 Nov, 2012

 

thanks Woodlandwo they were all talking to each other as they flew over my head.

8 Nov, 2012

 

redwings & fieldfares come over as the cold east winds hit eruope fieldfares are the bigger bird thrushlike in huge flocks as well ,

9 Nov, 2012

 

lovely pic TT

2 Dec, 2012

 

Thanks Holly and everyone :o)

10 Dec, 2012



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