This European starling, like the late Rodney Dangerfield, doesn’t get much respect. I got this shot from a shopping center parking lot, not the Refuge. They’re birds that are very abundant, and they’ve adapted well to the urban environment. Cars and people don’t scare them.
But I think this guy is pretty handsome. The iridescent green on his breast is pretty cool. And he was making a funny babble of sounds that I’ll allow must have some meaning.