Starlings with a short tail, pointed head, triangular wings, look black at a distance but when seen closer they are very glossy with a sheen of purples and greens. Their flight is fast and direct and they walk and run confidently on the ground. Noisy and outgoing, starlings spend a lot of the year together in flocks.
What do Starlings eat?
Diet: Insects, worms, snails, berries, fruit, scraps and suet.
Starlings eat insects including crane-fly larvae and worms. To reach down to worms in the soil they will use their strong beaks to make holes in the ground. Frequent visitors to gardens and bird tables, they can be seen all year round eating seeds, fruit and scraps placed outside for them and other garden birds.