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Monday, 24 June 2013

Turkish immigrant stops the traffic

This beautiful ROSE-COLOURED STARLING stopped the traffic at East Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea (North Norfolk) for five days last week, moving on unexpectedly on Saturday night....

More photographers than birders - the scene in East Quay on Saturday. And where was the bird? Yes, in that tree directly opposite the crowd - there for its 5th day.

The Guest House noticeboard gave full details of its arrival

My initial views were all like this - beautiful pink rump

But then he turned around revealing that bright pink beak

Prepared to tolerate the odd female House Sparrow but not fellow Starlings

And, after some considerable time, the shots I was waiting for

Adult male Rose-coloured Starlings really are a nice proposition

And the favoured tree where it roosted each night