|Juvenile Starling ( c. Dick Coombes)|
They are of course, young Starlings, the most recently fledged birds are the plainest, later on in the summer the lines of pale spots on dark ribbons of plumage brings the birds closer to the more familiar autumn/winter plumage.
|Starlings beak is well suited to accessing the long flower tube (c. Dick Coombes)|
|(c. Dick Coombes)|
Special thanks to my colleague, Dick Coombes, who photographed these birds on the North Wexford coast recently.