A Starling in a Trolley

On the 1st day of Christmas Sydenham gave to me, a starling in a trolley.

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Today some last minute shopping, before my wife and I leave London for Christmas, took me back to the starlings of Sydenham Sainsbury’s that I have become so fond of. The sky was quite clear allowing the sunlight to display all the amazing oil slick colours of their plumage.

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Some bobbed around in search for scraps to feed on, while others clubbed together, encouraging passers by to throw them bread and McDonald’s chips.

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Some stood watch on pavements, while the more social birds chirped at each other.

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Hopefully they will always be there, as starling numbers in the UK decline. These birds certainly don’t seem to be diminishing.

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