Hi..we are completely new to this. We had starlings nest in our garage roof in April and they had 2 chicks which we think fledged successfully. Now, we are watching the male starling( a darker black and smaller than the brown female?) Who seems to be nesting again in the same roof. He is displaying his wings and singing and appears to be trying to attract a mate, there doesn't seem to be a female around. Could you tell us if this is usual starling behaviour for this time of year . as I say we are complete novices to bird watching .
Jacmags said:Now, we are watching the male starling( a darker black and smaller than the brown female?)
Hi Jacmags welcome to the community.
It is hard to tell Adult male and female Starlings apart, usually the male has a blue/grey base to its beak and a female a pinkish base.
Young Starlings are brown until the moult into their adult plumage.
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In reply to Clare jones:
Clare jones said:Last week I took a baby sparrow to a rescue centre as it fledged but landed on the ground by the front door and I guess a cat got to it and I found it had a broken leg..the rescue centre is open 24/7 and is called Tiggywinkles
Well done Clare and welcome to the community too.
A young Starling with Adults
What I believe to be a male
and a juvenile changing into an adult
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