Starlings ~ South Brent

On Friday I had a count of 22 Starlings mostly fledglings a field occupied by sheep alongside the house, yesterday the number rose to an estimated 60 which were alternating between feeding and perching on the hedge tops.

Although South Brent does attract good numbers of Starlnigs in the winter months I have never previously seen this many young birds birds during previous summers. 

I know that I have had a pair breeding in an ivy covered Holly tree but clearly there have been more active breeding pairs than I had realised.

The last few days has also seen almost constant visits to the feeders from a pair of Greater Spotted Woopeckers and from the state of thier plumage I am guessing that they are also feeding a nest of youngsters.

Posted May 24th, 2015 at 4:14 pm by Steve Hopper in Bird News