This mornings delight was a fabulous adult Rose-coloured Starling, sometimes rather unflatteringly referred to as ‘Pink Stink’, feeding on fat-balls in a tiny garden, just off the quay at Wells-next-the-Sea. Rose-coloured Starling is an eastern European/Asian species which occasionally over-shoot on spring migration or else find their way to UK shores as dispersing juveniles, in late summer or autumn. The juveniles are much less eye-catching – basically a pale sandy version of our regular Starlings. But today’s bird was in as near full breeding plumage as you can get, and ‘boy was it a belter’…..
The lovely ‘Rose of (Tralee) Wells-next the-Sea!