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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday bird blogging


I saw this bird hopping in a gutter near the Natural History museum last weekend, and took its picture mostly because I couldn't figure out what it was.

Away from the park, New York birds are mostly limited to pigeons, house sparrows and starlings, all of which are quite distinctive. This was too small to be a pigeon and much too large to be a house sparrow, so it had to be a juvenile starling. I'd seen them before, but I'd forgotten how dull they are compared to the flashy adults.

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