Rosy Starling – Shetland

Rosy starling on a bird table

There have been a few rosy starlings around Shetland in the last eighteen months but somehow I have managed to miss all of them. So it was with quite a lot of relief that I finally saw the long(ish) staying one at Minn beach the other day. After all the missed birds, this one was incredibly easy – park in the car park, walk 100m to view a garden with bird feeders and there he was. 

A whole lot of rosy (you don’t know how long I have been waiting to write that line!).

Rosy starling in the grass
Rosy starling on a fence post