Sunday, 18 January 2015


Earlier reports of the Rose-coloured Starling in Prudhoe suggested that it was very hard to catch up with, so we weren't very optimistic when we set off this morning. We decided to leave the car to make sure we didn't get stuck on the ice on any of the slopes and walk instead. An hour later we were still walking around in the drizzle when I looked at four silhouetted starlings and saw that one of them was the adult Rose-coloured Starling. I managed to take a few record shots in the horrific light before it flew off. Certainly not an easy bird to find and surprisingly easy to overlook...

On the way home we stopped in at Big Waters and the highlight was 2 Willow Tits in the woods.

Rose-coloured Starling

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