This Darling Starling Was Watching The Waves At The Beach In California

This Darling Starling Was Watching The Waves At The Beach In California

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Starling

The Starling was brought to North America in 1890 and it spread out to occupy most of continent. In the fall and winter they gaterher in huge flocks. I’ve seen flocks of hundreds of Starlings in my lawn, foraging aroun on almost every inch so that I couldn’t see any grass!

Their diet consists mostly of insects, seeds and berries. They especially enjoy grasshoppers, beetles, flies and caterpillars. In the fall and winter they will switch over to eating seeds, fruits and berries because they are more widely available.

They will usually forage on the ground in wide open areas. Often they will probe the soil with their bill to find insects. You will usually find them foraging in flocks.

This one was originally foraging around in a small park on the side of the ocean, but I got a bit too close and scared him up into the tree, ooops! I do love the spots on them, gives them a bit more character…

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