Rose-coloured Starling

Adult Rose-coloured Starling at Hunterston, ©Angus Hogg 2011

While doing a survey near Hunterston Power Station, a lucky observer and his dog came across an adult Rose-coloured Starling in with the squadrons of juvenile Starlings.  Apparently this is only the 7th Ayrshire record for this species. However, as Jazz, the Springer Spaniel involved commented, “I don’t know what all the fuss is about: I preferred the smelly gull I found decomposing in the grass back there.” Each to their own. Still, Angus’s photo obviously makes it into the Photo Gallery and Species list.