Thursday, 23 June 2011

Rose-coloured Starling, Kingsheanton.


Initially seen on telephone wire between Kingsheanton and Guineaford but it then relocated to the feeders at Old Barn Cottage.
It seems to remain on the feeders as long as there are fatballs present which it seems to demolish very rapidly.
Best times to see it according to Ann, is first thing in morning when she tops up the feeders and again later in the day when it feeds for the night.
After feeding it disappears well into the dense hazel tree behind the feeders where in spite of its pink/black plumage it is impossible to see.