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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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:icongatemage:
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 Nov 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aren't they, though? And so inquisitive!
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:icongatemage:
ad so difficult!! I have one as a pet. *gestures at her avatar*
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Windthin 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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I had never heard of it before today. that sounds really cool!
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Windthin 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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