sturnus (starling) vulgaris (common)
Sunday, May 13, 1979 — 11:01 am
Des Plaines, Illinois — home
I was looking out the living room at a Robin when I spotted this Starling foraging on the front lawn.
For some reason, this is the one common neighborhood bird that I hadn’t become familiar with as a kid. Dad had pointed out the others to me, and mentioned whenever he heard them sing, but I don’t recall him ever telling me about Starlings.