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Rose-coloured starling is a rare vagrant

Bird notes

On Monday July 10 a resident in Sliddery was at the kitchen window washing the dishes and keeping an eye on the garden birds, when this stunning bird with its pink body, pale orange legs and bill, and glossy black head, wings and tail appeared.

As an experienced bird-watcher, he knew instantly that it was a rose-coloured starling and called his brother. The excitement was palpable. The bird was associating with a flock of common starling and was feeding in the adjacent fields as well as coming into the garden. The bird was later photographed, caught and ringed by a licensed ringer.

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