Starlings - Winter Plumage

At this time of year, not only are Starlings an amazing sight going to their roost (see previous posts) but they are also resplendent in their spotty winter plumage. Again, Danny Boyd has captured this:
Starling, winter plumage, Belfast - Danny Boyd
However, in the bird world, not all Starlings are the same. The photograph of the bird below was taken by Barry Heinrich in South Korea. Look at the large bright spotting on this bird - and the very long bill!
Starling, South Korea - Barry Heinrich, Birds Korea

By the way, the Birds Korea website is one of the best around (and much better than this one!). The quality of the bird photographs is superb and many eastern vagrants are featured! Look under the 'Birds' tab at the website:

Starlings over Belfast, Danny Boyd

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