Hello Little Starling

Oct 2, 2017Lifestyle

Samoan Starling

Thursday evening was beautiful and calm.

Just another day at Coconut Point right?

SUPing at sunset

Sabrina and Max SUPing at sunset

Starling Head Hopping

Tuni swims after a tennis ball

Puppy swimmer

HELLO LITTLE STARLING

I had just gotten off of work and went to the beach to join the usual gang hanging out by the treehouse.

And tonight we had a visitor – a Samoan Starling (Aplonis atrifusca).

Samoan Starling
Samoan Starling
Samoan Starling
Samoan Starling

It’s still a young starling – gradually growing it’s adult feathers and learning to fly.

It made us all laugh nervously as it flew for only a few seconds…

 

Hopping from head to head

Starling Head Hopping
Starling Head Hopping
Starling Head Hopping
Starling Head Hopping
Starling Head Hopping
Starling Head Hopping
Starling Head Hopping
Starling Head Hopping
Starling Head Hopping

The Starling perched on my shoulder and nipped on Paolo’s ears.

This is the friendliest wild bird I’ve ever known

Starling Head Hopping
Starling Head Hopping
Starling Head Hopping
Starling Head Hopping
Starling Head Hopping

American Samoa ornithologist, Kim Kayano is rehabilitating this juvenile and hopes to have it return to the wild soon.

Starling Head Hopping

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