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White-cheeked Starling

I have another starling from China for you to see.  The first was was the Black-collared Starling.  This is the White-cheeked Starling.     I didn’t find much information on them, but I did find a nice picture of one on a less dreary (smoggy) day.     They have the same shape as our […]

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Black-collared Starling

China has beautiful starlings!  The prettiest one is the Black-collared Starling.       He had the most beautiful song.     I saw them in Shenzhen, but not in Chengdu.  Their range map is pretty wide, though.     He can really stretch his neck out and make it look like he’s wearing a […]

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Starling Swarms

There are a lot of starlings around Salt Lake City these days.     I hear them during my bike rides to work.  One was driving me crazy for awhile because he sounded just like a Kildeer and I couldn’t figure out why there would be a Kildeer in such a residential neighborhood.     […]

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Evening Light

Sometimes you can use the dying light to your advantage.

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The Importance of Cleaning Gutters

If you weren’t already convinced of the importance of cleaning your gutters, I have some news.  If you let leaves build up, they will plug the gutters, water will stay in the gutters, AND BIRDS WILL BATHE IN YOUR GUTTERS

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Western Meadowlark

Both Utah and California have Western Meadowlarks.  They’re quite common birds, but it took awhile before I even saw them.  I guess they blend well.  This picture is from last July in Utah.  The poor bird is very hot. They frequently have their backs turned, which makes them harder to identify.  From the front, it’s […]

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European Starlings

Back in the 1890’s, crazy people decided that the United States should be populated with all the birds mentioned in Shakespeare plays. So they let 100 European Starlings loose in Central Park. I’m not kidding. A lot of people dislike starlings because they’re not native and they thrive here. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t […]

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