The arrival of summer has seen the number of local Starling fledglings increase hugely. Yesterday's visitors to the garden numbered 31, including 12 juveniles. At present, few of these youngsters seem to be making much effort to feed themselves; instead, they stand idly around relying on adults to pop something into their open beaks from time to time. One or two do seem to be mimicking their parents, however, and are beginning to search the lawn for food. This afternoon, on another housing estate, about a mile and a half away, we saw 15 juveniles waiting patiently on a roof top for adults to feed them. Some reasonable numbers so far.