Sunday, 11 March 2012

Rose-coloured spectacles

In over 10 years birding in the UK I have seen plenty of juvenile Rose-coloured Starlings but never managed to see an adult. Such a bird in Hordle provided the opportunity to change all that this morning, and after a short wait it was to be found singing on various rooftops around the village. A pleasant morning, with slightly bemused villagers smiling nervously as camera-wielding weirdos took photos of their gutters. If the Parish Council ever does a book on 'The Roof Paraphernalia of Hordle', I will be submitting the pictures below for publication.

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