These look like starlings but not quite the same as in NZ?
Pair perched on lamp post in car park.
Singing in garden in evening
2 starlings in winter plumage seen at VFW Lake in Lufkin TX on 10/20/14.
The Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), also known as the European Starling or in the British Isles just the Starling, is a medium-sized passerine bird in the starling family Sturnidae. It is about 20 cm (8 in) long and has glossy black plumage, which is speckled with white at some times of year. The legs are pink and the bill is black in winter and yellow in summer; young birds have browner plumage than the adults. It is a...