arrived in New York City in the early 1890s and now inhabits all the States and Canada

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Comments (15)

David Brown Photogra… on January 25, 2009

Indeed I was sorry to recognize them when I got here Jean but I promise it wasn't me, I didn't bring it. They are a menace in Europe and I guess a nuisance in our cities here.

Warmest greetings in cold time.

Jean Gregory Evans on January 26, 2009

Jethro, I was thrilled to see this one here! I have never seen one! My husband and I both thought it must be a new bird in this area and we were shocked to discover it is quite common. I could hardly believe when I read they are overpowering the other birds. They are really quite successful. I think they are very interesting.

Thanks for visiting and finding this photo!


K.Herr on February 1, 2009

Excelent shot Jean. Y*! Greetings Klaus

Jean Gregory Evans on February 2, 2009

Klaus, I was so thrilled when I saw this photo on the computer screen. This is the best look at this bird that I have ever seen. I didn't realize this is the same bird that I had been seeing zooming by. I thought it must be someone new to the neighborhood! I was shocked to discover it was a very common bird here and even more shocked to discover it was in your neck of the woods too! How thrilling! I am really loving my camera! Thanks for the nice compliment!


K.Herr on February 2, 2009

You don't have to be that modest! For every foto there must be one who pushes the butten in the right moment. It is realy a fantastic shot.


Jean Gregory Evans on February 2, 2009

Klaus, I don't mean to be modest, but my camera sees so much better than I do! I push the button a lot and every once in a while, I get a nice photo. But truly, the camera is amazing! Who knew photography could be this fantastic!?!!

Well, you probably did, already. For me, using this zoom, I am making all kinds of wonderful discoveries! It is fantastic.


pedrocut on April 17, 2009


Many years ago I used to watch the starlings gathering together to go to the city centre in Birmingham. It was nothing as spectacular as the wonderful sight at Otmoor in the Cotswolds. This link is to Youtube and is 5 minutes long and well worth watching.

To see it on the TV is much better, and of course, to witness the real thing would be a truly great experience.

Hope you enjoy it, Peter.

joyfotos on April 17, 2009

Jean, how did I miss this one? Fantastic detail. I agree it is amazing what the sensors in the camera see that are hard to comprehend with the naked eye.

I once had a friend who befriended an injured starling and kept it in a huge cage in their house as it was no longer able to fly. Over the years it even learned to say a few words. But even there I did not appreciate the detail you illustrate here.

Well done!


Jean Gregory Evans on April 17, 2009

Peter, that is an awesome video of the starlings - it is like visual music! We have some here in small flocks and I am as mesmerized at the small flocks, I would probably have to turn into a statue if I saw them in huge flocks like that. They really are something to behold. Thank you for pointing to the video!

JF, how very interesting! I didn't know they could do that too!

Wow, to both of you! You've made my day!


Jean Gregory Evans on April 18, 2009

pedrocut, that is truly fantastic! Thanks for pointing the video of the talking Starling... hey, buddy, what's you doin'. That is great!


theolfa on February 20, 2010

Well! Top of the class, Jean, yours is definitely the best Starling photo! Theolfa

Itallica on February 21, 2010

Fabulous capture! Added to favourites.

Jean Gregory Evans on May 29, 2010

Theolfa, thank you! It was a fun capture. I lured him in to my homemade watering hole outside my window.

Tery, Thank you. I am pleased. :))

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 25, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jean Gregory Evans
    • Camera: SONY DSC-H5
    • Taken on 2009/01/24 09:21:12
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 45.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash