Bird Advent calendar – Day 23

Day 23 is the Starling.

When most people think of Starlings they think of the spectacular murmurations of thousands of Starlings as the sun is setting, but each individual bird is beautiful in its own right. Made up of shimmering greens, purples and blacks.

One interesting fact is that the Starlings beak changes colour from yellow in the summer to black in the winter.

They are very noisy birds not only when you are standing near reed beds in the evening, the noise is overwhelming, but when a large group of them flies over the whoosh is like an airplane.



A couple of Roe deers in the field this morning



About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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