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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Rose-coloured Starling at Mumbles

 I'm certain there will be better photos to come but I managed to catch up with the juvenile Rose-coloured Starling at Mumbles today. The photos show some of the diagnostic features including the short and blunt bill which has a orange-yellow base. Dark wings and tail with a slightly paler rump.
The bird did not show when I was present this morning between 09:10 and 10:10 but showed well later on between 12:20 and 12:45. It was more than holding its own on the feeder chasing off Common Starlings. When it wasn't on the feeders it was in the big Holly bush, sometimes in view but more often deeper in.
Many thanks go to Margaret and Tom Green for allowing details of this bird to be released and congratulations on having a rare bird come to the garden which you've identified yourselves. Thanks also to John Wilson and Barry Stewart for arranging access. The directions are first class!

1 comment:

David Gilmore said...

Still present 9th Nov.