Rosy Starling in St Helens

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ianball
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Rosy Starling in St Helens

Post by ianball » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:04 pm

Birding tour round West Lancs drew us to the young Rosy Starling behind Frydays Chip Shop in St Helens. Incredibly confiding and not bothered by its appreciative audience. New tick for Simon :-)
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This was followed by stops at Martin Mere and Marshside. Ruff and Black Tailed Godwit showed off in front of the hides. Lancashire 2017 bird report duly purchased. Marsh Harrier and Peregrine hunting at Marshside over the numerous Geese, Egrets and Ducks flying around. Adult Mediterranean Gull by the marine lake in Southport. So close I even got a picture on my phone!
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Re: Rosy Starling in St Helens

Post by Leonard Poxon » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:21 am

I couldn't resist following your example and went to see it today. It was as close a 4ft at times taking mealworms, a lifer for me.
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Re: Rosy Starling in St Helens

Post by ianball » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:40 pm

It's a cracking bird. Lovely pictures Len :-)

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Re: Rosy Starling in St Helens

Post by peter rowlands » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:20 pm

Brilliant captures Ian and Len.
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Re: Rosy Starling in St Helens

Post by peter rowlands » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:27 pm

Went to see the Rosy Starling today. A very obliging bird. And a lifer for me.
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