The small, male starling was simply walking around in the grass, occasionally pecking at the ground in what was likely an attempt to find food.
I could tell it was a male European Starling due to the distinct yellow beak, black head, greenish-blue coloration on the body and wings and white speckles on the body.
Nesting in cavity, could hear chicks.
There were a couple of European starlings foraging by some houses.
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 with a metallic sheen, 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...