Starlings are 7.5-8.5 inches long; they are stocky and short-tailed. They are black in color with green-purple sheen in the summer and spring. They are heavily speckled with white and gold in the winter. Starling eggs are white to light blue, some with dark spots.
Starlings nest in building cavities, ledges, vents, tree cavities or holes, nooks and crannies in and around structures, etc.
They build their nests form grasses, twigs and debris lined with feathers and other soft materials.
Some starlings migrate south for the winter while others remain year round.