Adult Starlings used to be known as Stares. It was the juveniles which were called Starlings. By the 16th Century, they were all known as Starlings. They’re glorious amongst the Elderberries.
The speckled breast is gorgeous amongst the deep purples and black of the berries.
They’re agile flyers.
And impressive when they flock.
And a murmuration is one of the wonders of the natural world.
Have you seen one?