Starlings?

by kathy
(lima, ohio, usa)

Starlings or something else?

Starlings or something else?

Starlings or something else?
Starlings or something else (closer)?

I noticed this flock of birds which I thought were Starlings this morning at the park. When I looked more closely at the photos, many of them appear to have light colored faces, necks and some look like they have a dark collar. Are these European Starlings or something else? Or could there be some different species in this photo? Thank you! :)

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Sep 16, 2015
Thank you!
by: Anonymous

LOL AuntGiki did come to the rescue. Thanks for the information you shared! :)

Sep 16, 2015
Thank you for your response!
by: kathy

I appreciate your comments, thank you!

Sep 15, 2015
Bird ID
by: AuntGiki

I'm only going to guess here because it's hard for me to tell by the pics....I think they are Starlings of different ages. During fall migration where I live, I see mommies daddies and babies and sometimes none of them look like the same kind of bird. Especially redwings.
ps: thanks Brook :)

Sep 15, 2015
starlings?
by: Brook

You are right about the lighter colored faces and collars, now I'm curious.

Where is Aunt Giki when we need her? Calling for Aunt Giki..... come in Aunt Giki.........

Aunt Giki is terrific at ID'ing critters like this, I am not, but I don't think they are starlings. I looked at Cowbirds because they flock like this but it doesn't seem to be them either. Don't give up, there are several sites that might be able to help you:
AllAboutBirds.org

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birding/backyard-bird-identifier I'm not certain this will actually get you in but if you type in the characteristics of the bird into your search engine and ask for "ID" or a picture this site and/or others may come up. all About Birds is an excellent one but at times some are better than others. I hope you find your answer.

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