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Look What I Found! by Windthin Look What I Found! by Windthin
Whatever they found, it must be interesting!

All jokes aside, what ARE these birds? The two large ones. You can see their scale by the sparrow in front of them. I've looked through my bird books and done several internet searches with little luck. I think they might be the juvenile form of something, but I'm just not certain.

UPDATE: So, they ARE European Starlings. They don't match the juvenile pictures in my books I guess because they're in the process of changing their coloration. I've seen that sort of thing with Canada Geese, where the older goslings look radically different as they begin to get their adult markings. I'd suspected they might be, but wasn't certain. Thanks for the help!

UPDATE 2: This picture was cleaned up for me by Animalartist16; the original was taken through a window, hence the slight fuzziness.
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Gatemage Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
ah.... little starlings..... so CUTE!!! there could be bread there or there could be bugs there... you can never be sure with starlings
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Windthin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aren't they, though? And so inquisitive!
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Gatemage Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
ad so difficult!! I have one as a pet. *gestures at her avatar*
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Windthin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I saw that! Have you ever read Arnie the Darling Starling? I read his story when I was a kid. He was a starling found in a train station and raised by humans.
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Gatemage Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I had never heard of it before today. that sounds really cool!
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Windthin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's fairly old book, from the 70s or 80s I believe. Doing a search I even see a Facebook page for it.
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