Starlings are not everyone's favourite I know but there's something about them I really like (I mean really who isn't amazed by a murmuration of thousands of them swooping through the sky!).
It's lucky I do like them as we've been inundated just recently with a burst of juvenile fledglings in the garden, every nearby brood seems to have fledged at once. With the antics of the adults it looks like there will be more to follow too.
At the highest count we had 39 in the garden with just 7 of those being adults, it doesn't sound a lot but our garden isn't the biggest! I've spent a few recent early mornings watching the birds beg for food and practice feeding themselves with increasing success and it's lovely!
All the photos are taken through the window apart from the last one.