These pictures do an injustice to the Starlings. They are never this regal and harmless looking for more than a second. They are raucous and rude.
I'm happy to say we don't often get Starlings at the feeders. I dislike them very much and they don't even have the distinction of being native pests. I believe that means I have the legal right to kill them, but we're 99% wildlife pacifists so I just grit my teeth until they go away.
If there are six feet of seeds set out on the feeding platform, the Starlings will fight for a single feeding spot. While all the other birds are willing to share the suet feeder, the Starlings demand that every other bird leave before they clumsily and messily eat.
This Starling made a big show of eating the snow.
Why it had to come to the feeder to eat snow is a mystery. We have plenty of snow everywhere.
This is their winter plumage. They lose most of the spots and are more iridescent in the warm months.