Animals - Mark-Spearman-Photography
A European Starling On A Power Line

A European Starling On A Power Line

I see these birds swarming downtown Newark, Ohio all of the time and finally got a shot to find out exactly what they are.

They are a very common European Starling. They were brought to the United States in the 1890's by a wealthy industrialist who wanted to populate Central Park in New York with every type of bird mentioned in the works of Shakespeare. They proliferated and thrived ever since here.

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