December 12, 2009

Starlings' Party

The starlings congregated on the windowsill this morning.  Since the temperature was minus 10 degrees F, they were looking for a spot of warmth. 
"What's up in there," this guy wanted to know.  "Can I come inside?"
"No?  How rude," he seems to say.
"Can't you see it's so cold that my brother's beak is freezing?" 
For more cute critters, click here.

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful image, the 2nd and the 3rd are simple wonderful macro

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  2. Wonderful photos of these birds. We have starlings as well. They tend to be a bit bossy at the bird table but I love seeing their flocks in flight at dusk.
    Brrr...that is cold--we rarely get anything as cold here (but rule nothing out!) So far it has been a relatively mild winter and we have had no snow yet and only occasional hard frost.

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  3. I have not seen starlings look this cute! Great shots...10degrees is very cold!

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  4. Wonderful images of the Starlings. They look cold!

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  5. I had never thought of starlings as cute before. I think yours are cute.

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  6. Good photos of those cold birds. I always wonder how birds keep their feet warm when it is so cold. This below zero stuff is a challenge for everybody. Makes you want to give those animals a warm place to shelter.

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  7. Wow, they are looking to join you for hot chocolate and cookies. It looks like you got the cold that my wife had to deal with while I was gone.

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  8. puffy coats for the winter I see sandy

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  9. They are so darn cute. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to warm up all the cold people and creatures?

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  10. Great photos. I feel bad that they are out in the cold, but I guess Mother Nature gives them some kind of extra protection. Cute little guys.

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  11. Wonderful photos! I love the detail in the last one.

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  12. Janie, those are lovely photos!

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  13. Ohh amazes me they could stand that long in this kind of weather. Lovely photos and the story too makes me giggle ^_^ Thanks for sharing!


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  14. I'm fascinated that your birds survive that weather. Are your starlings flecked or is that snow on their feathers?

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  15. Man, you guys really are getting pro with that camera. Awesome pictures.

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  16. They are so cute. You wonderfully captured them. I love all your photos

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  17. Starlings are so obnoxious he probably would have taken over your entire house if you had let him in, nice shots.

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  18. They are so adorable. I think you read their minds very well, Janie. I can not imagine what -10 feels like. Keep warm, my friend :)

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  19. That is very cold indeed ... you wonder how wildlife makes it outside in that sort of weather. Or probably the opposite is true: why is it we need so much climate control?

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  20. they are such amazing looking critters! Thank you for sharing them!

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  21. How nice of the starlings to come pose for you by the windows. The light tips to their feathers makes them look frosted. Nice captures Janie.

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  22. I just knew that starlings had a sense of humor! One of my favorite birds and your photos & captions are just too good. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. The figure of this bird is a valuable view.

    Thank you for showing a wonderful moment.

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  24. Chooo chweet... I've so much fallen in love with these cute birdies.. Thanks you so much for this wonderful moment.. :)

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  25. Not a big starling fan (weren't they introduced to U.S. by the Shakespeare fan?), but these young birds are cute. I suppose there is some point at which we quit trying to fight invasive species (starlings, dandelions, knapweed, ...) and accept them as "naturalized." We could probably learn something from my Indian students' perspective.

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  26. great shots of those birds . . . and good conversation too.

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  27. Awesome images! These were taken through a window??? The detail is fantastic!

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