Messy Eater!

 

A young Starling eating some suet, and making a mess 🙂 I put some suet in a hole in this trunk for the blue Tits, but the Starlings are the ones who get there first.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Credit: Tony Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Taken: 4 June, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Keywords: 2017, Benfleet, Bird, Essex, Starling
  • Location: 51° 34.5185′ 0″ N 0° 33.3818′ 0″ E
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Title: Messy Eater

Bath time

Bath time!

I have put out a new bird bath. These Starlings are making the most of it 🙂 !

  • Aperture: ƒ/16
  • Credit: Tony Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Taken: 4 June, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 330mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Keywords: 2017, Benfleet, Bird, Essex, Starling
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • Title: Bath time!

Young Starling calling for food

Young Starling calling for food

Very noisy day in the garden today, The flock of Starlings brought their young into the garden for feeding and stayed all day. What with the large flock of Sparrows and their young doing the same, it was extremely noisy!

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Credit: Tony Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Taken: 18 May, 2017
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 2000
  • Keywords: 2017, Benfleet, Bird, Essex, Starling, Summer
  • Location: 51° 34.5422′ 0″ N 0° 33.4102′ 0″ E
  • Shutter speed: 1/1500s
  • Title: Young Starling calling for food

Starling ‘sifting’ the seed

Starling

Starlings have a habit of sifting the seed by putting their closed beak into the seed and then opening their beak with a snap to move the seed around.

  • Aperture: ƒ/13
  • Credit: Tony Harrison-Smith
  • Camera: ILCA-77M2
  • Flash fired: no
  • Focal length: 400mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/350s