Beginning with only 100 individuals introduced into Central Park in New York City in the early 1890s, the European Starling has become one of the most numerous birds on the North American continent with about 200 million now sharing the planet with us! They are strong, bright and have a great sense of humor! Here are a few photos showing their lifecycle.

 

Born here - Not a Starling nest,but a nest nevertheless!

 

A few baby photos

 

 

As a fledling - waiting for food
A few weeks later -- starting to eat on my own!

 

Pretty much on my own. See how my feathers and coloration are developing. Pretty cool, right?

 

Two examples of adult Starlings. Note differences in coloration

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