Starlings have a short tail, pointed head and triangular wings, from a distance starlings look black but when seen closer they are very glossy with a iridescent sheen of purples and greens. Their flight is fast and direct and they walk and run on the ground. They are very aggressive when it comes to feeding, also very noisy and gregarious, starlings spend a lot of the year in flocks. They nest in the roof spaces between the tiles and guttering in urban areas, laying 3 – 4 blue or white eggs. In Southern England they form large flocks and put on massive murmuration displays in Autumn.