This brownish bird is a juvenile European Starling.


It spends most of its time following its parents around and demanding to be fed.



An adult bird will bring a bit of food now and then.


And the adult will deposit the food in the young bird’s mouth–sometimes deep in its mouth.


We enjoyed watching this going on in the backyard tonight as we were eating dinner. I had to attempt photos through the glass door because Max was also watching the birds. If I’d opened the door he would have loved to steal an opportunity to run outside and chase them away.

One more starling–a silhouette of a starling on a wire, carrying an insect.