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Spotted bird

Observed: 21st August 2013 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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Speckled Ruff

Dancing and arguing, starling begin to strut their stuff, pecking at offspring, siblings and close relatives - who cares when there's food to be had?
This one shows of her belly-ruff to anyone who might be interested.
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Goodness Chris, I hadn't even finished typing! As sharp as a beak- you! Thnks.

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We have had more juvenile Starlings in the garden this summer than for many years. Good to hear those north of the Border are doing well- on porridge!


Alan Brampton (Benson)

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Great birds -

They can deplete the feeders very quickly, but are such fun to watch.
And that chattering call is so evocative of childhood autumns.