STARLINGS ARE highly recognisable and can be spotted in many gardens across the UK. They are noisy, sociable and slightly smaller than a blackbird, although they feature a beautiful glossy sheen when seen in the correct angle of light.
You'll notice glimmers of purple and green as they walk about, or, to be more precise, boldly strut onward with what appears to be a clear purpose. Starlings have characteristic triangular wings, which, while in flight, help the birds the fly fast and direct. They commonly fly together in large flocks.