European Starlings on a cold day
Maybe it's because I've had almost no time to even look at a bird in recent weeks. Or maybe it's because I'm overcoming a long-held prejudice. (I don't think that's it.) Maybe it was the brilliant sun and blue sky today, with the high temperature at about the freezing level. Whatever it was, a closeup view of some European Starlings searching for food in the frozen grass in front of my office reminded me that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. For just a moment or two there I saw Starlings in a new light.