Rose-Coloured Starling-Exminster

The First Winter Rose-Coloured Starling still in Exminster village this morning. It eventually showed at 9.40am for 15 minutes at top of the right hand tree at the back of the allotment viewed from the bottom of the churchyard, though had presumably just had a bathe as initially it looked so wet and bedraggled it was hardly recognisable as a Rose-Coloured Starling!

It was then relocated in Milbury Lane itself and showed very well for over an hour in gardens either side of the lane, favouring the first bush on the right before the first houses.

Also, 6 Brambling including 1 male, a male Blackcap and a female Sparrowhawk with kill (thought for a while to be the Starling but luckily not)! on top of a shed at the back of  the allotment,. 

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 12:33 pm by Mark Bailey in Bird News