Starlings migrate over Livingston

Livingston photographer Bob Shartrand recently snapped this shot of a starling migration over Livingston, with what looks like a thousand of the black birds flying overhead and making the trees appear to have their leaves back.

“I could hear their wings flapping, and the tweeting was deafening,” Shartrand said.

He explained that starlings were brought from Europe in the 1800s by Eugene Schieffelin, who released 60 in New York’s Central Park.

“He had no idea they are aggressive and damage crops,” Shartrand added. “Still kinda cool though to watch the enormous flocks go by.”