This group of mostly juvenile starlings have been regularly bathing and drinking here for some time now, with so much splashing that I need to use a hose to keep re-filling the bird-bath from a nearby water butt. They obviously need water, but I’m not sure why they prefer a crowded dustbin lid to any other local source.
Archive for starlings
Starling numbers have fallen in recent years, but I’m lucky that these entertaining birds will readily come to my garden feeders – I could watch them for hours.
I put up one of Vine House’s fat ball rings, and waited for the inevitable mayhem. I wasn’t disappointed.