European Starling

From a distance the birds in our coastal oak tree two days ago looked like small crows. But my app tagged them as European starlings. In winter they are covered with white dots and, sure enough, when I enlarged the shot, the dots were easily seen. This species was first introduced to New York City in 1890 and over time spread across the country, reaching California and, perhaps, our coastal oak around 1951.

Published by 67steffen

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