Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) can be entertaining, noisy and at time a pest. I am either blessed or cursed as they visit my feeding stations regularly – especially at this particular time of year. It is the time of the fledglings – and this year’s crop are as noisy as last year’s and the year before. Great entertainment watching the parent scarper about fetching food and the fledgling being insistent that it is fed. However it is also the time of parting as it is the time when the fledgling is abandoned to its’ fate. One second it is being fed, the next – it is no longer. Time for it to feed itself and become a feisty bird. Sadly this year I have not had the usual colourful garden birds however, the Starlings have made up for them. Yesterday I captured on camera a fledgling experiencing a bath in my water feature. Sometime working on a computer near the window has its’ compensations.