Sunday, April 18, 2010

Starling on Red - Shadow Shot Sunday

I was on my way back to our vehicle, when I spotted this fat little starling.  He was comfortably napping--stilt-legged, head tucked beneath wing--upon the hood of a very shiny red car.  I quickly snatched up my camera and began to snap his picture, whereapon he turned to look at me, yet stilted, with a baleful eye.

I talked to him in his "language" and we had quite a conversation going.  He wasn't shy at all.  This is the best of the pictures I shot that afternoon.  As much as I don't like starlings, this one was cute.

This is my first submission to Shadow Shot Sunday!  


Manang Kim said...

I wonder how to talk startling, just like many ask me how my hubby feed the ants. ^_^ Happy Sunday!


BLOGitse said...

It's good to know bird language too - you're very talented!
Guess he was in a good mood... :)

Greetings from Casablanca!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Starling, I confess,
that you are not my darling—
bird with baleful eye.

Your choice of shadows:
Shadowy tombstone
Orphaned truck shadows

Clytie said...

Wow, he is an intelligent looking bird. Great shot! Welcome to Shadow Shot Sunday!

Hey Harriet said...

He's cute! And yes, he is rather chubby! If he also travels via car instead of flying that could explain the chubbiness ;)

Thanks a bunch for joining in SSS this week! It's great having you play along :)

~Cheryl said...

A red shadow! You are too clever!

Anonymous said...

Yep, this isn't a starling, but it is a Grackle. Grackles are squawkers too but about two times larger than their smaller cousins, the Starlings that were imported, who knows why, from Europe.

Lois said...

That is a wonderful picture Beth! I love it when birds do that with their leg.

Louis la Vache said...

So bird shot doesn't necessarily mean the kind of pellets in the shotgun.
Good to know.