Monday, March 1, 2010
EUROPEAN STARLING, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, MARCH 1, 2010
Pentax *ist DS
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
1/250 sec. f8
A noisy and alien species the much-despised European Starling may be, but this specimen -- probably a female -- made a nice break from the cloud of sparrows that hovers around the bird feeder in my back yard at this time of year. It still sports the "winter spangles" that will fade as spring rolls in.