“With Stars in Their Black Feathers”*

*From the poem, “Starlings in Winter” by Mary Oliver



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24 Comments on ““With Stars in Their Black Feathers”*”

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    they are beauties. 🙂

  2. Margaret says:

    Very often they get a bad press however in winter here they are a very attractive looking bird.

  3. Eileen says:

    Pretty shot of the Starling! Enjoy your day!

  4. Hootin' Anni says:

    That is one seriously beautiful image.

  5. Adam Jones says:

    Lovely birds and very underrated.

  6. Beautiful click Pat and if you ever have time, check out the book Arnie the Darling Starling.. it is charming.

  7. siskinbob says:

    Great photo and thanks for introducing me to a great poem.

  8. You did such an exceptional job of capturing the complex beauty of this bird.

  9. Mascha says:

    Lovely photo!
    I’ve search the poem and have it read (with help of google-Translator, but now I understand more English and the beauty of the language opens up for me)
    Thanks .-)

  10. Gunilla says:

    Lovely image of a very beautiful bird.

  11. Robin says:

    Pat, very pretty! Their markings are incredible!

  12. great image for showing off the patterns in the plumage 🙂

  13. Brian King says:

    Fabulous! Despite their tendency to be a nuisance, they have awesome plumage!

  14. Minoru says:

    Hi! This bird’s feathers are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Starlings are quite pretty this time of year!

  16. ladyfi says:

    They do look like stars! A gorgeous shot.

  17. Marie-AZ says:

    Stars or speckles of frost! Pretty shot.

  18. Jim says:

    Starlings are so beautiful.

  19. Stewart M says:

    Shame these birds are a pest, as they are good looking really!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

  20. Teresa says:

    They might be a nuisance, but they are pretty.

  21. donna213 says:

    I too love their winter plumage.

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