Unusual bird spotted in Crawley garden - watch video of the rosy starling being territorial here

An usual visitor has made a home in a Crawley garden.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 11:25 am

The rosy Starling - which can usualy be found from northwestern Mongolia via Dzungarei, Xinjiang, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to southern Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Armenia - has been pictured and filmed in Karen Brewer's Langley Green garden.

Rosy starlings are highly gregarious birds, and often form large, noisy flocks, which can on occasion be a pest for growers of cereal crops or orchards - and Rebel - as this rosy starling has been named by Karen - can be seen in the video above being territorial on Monday.

The rosy Starling in Karen Brewer's garden in Langley Green

Karen said: "Rebel the Rosy Starling is still here and this is a once in a lifetime experience. The twitchers are out across the country looking for them. So far only a handful have been seen fleetingly.

"He is still here for the third day now, eating from my bird feeders. He spends most of the day in my garden."

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The rosy Starling in Karen Brewer's garden in Langley Green