Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Starling
Starling
The (Common/European) Starling has a beautiful iridescent purple and green gloss and white/pale spots at the tips of its feathers. Its is brighter/spottier in summer and duller brown in winter. The beak is yellow in the breeding season and brown/black late in the year.
Starling - spotty Spotty
Starling -- Bad Hair Day A Bad Hair Day
Starling Moments later -- recomposed
Starling - Bubblegum Enjoying bubblegum!
Starling - Housework
Starling - Housework
Housework: when clearing the eggshells the Starling is clever enough to take them far away from the nest to deter predators.
Starling
Starling
Starling
They are opportunist feeders eating anything they can.
Starling - plumage Close up of plumage showing buff tips
Starling Gregarious by nature with a tendency to form flocks
Starling flock Flocks can contain several hundred or even thousands of birds