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Picture of European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) couple on boatshed roof

April 28th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Picture of European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) couple on boatshed roof
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera April 25th 2008. Click image for larger view.
In this picture you can see an European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) couple sitting on the roof of an old, decaying boatshed. Starlings are a sure sign that the spring has arrived here in Northern Norway so these birds are a very welcome sight.
From as long as I can remember starlings has been breeding in the same nest box on our barn and each spring they sit on the barn-roof singing. It is so nice to listen to the starlings mimicking other birds as the starlings are masters of mimicking. When I was a kid I used to try to get the starlings to mimic me whistling. I think I was able to do it once 🙂

Check out my other bird photos here.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 300 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm F4.0-5.6
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Tags: Birds · Boatsheds · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Sky · Spring

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bobbie // Apr 28, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Focal length 300mm? Does this mean you got that new lens?? 😀

  • 2 Thomas Laupstad // Apr 28, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Yep, got it a few days ago 🙂

  • 3 machinehuman // Apr 29, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Nice name – “Sturnus vulgaris”
    And another beautiful photo.

  • 4 2sweetnsaxy // Apr 29, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Does this mean no more snow pictures? 🙁

    Nice shot!

  • 5 JH // Apr 29, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Nice colours of the sky and lovely weather!

    Spring is in the air and the birds looked busy with each other.

    Looking foward to viewing more of your spring photos from Norway !

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  • 7 a.s // Nov 10, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Ive got a pet starling he says thankyou when you give him food hello when you see him in the morning..freaks if you ignore i=him knows crickets i love you and many others