yesterday morning i woke up to this scratchy, flappy noise on the roof outside my window (remember i like to keep my window open when i sleep). at first i didn't look because i assumed it was squirrels running around as usual. then it kept getting louder and weirder, so i took a peek. what a surprise! there were 8-10 European Starlings (black bird with white specks) out there. they were taking baths in the gutter which still had some water left over in it. it was quite a sight watching them! so i got up to get my camera, but unfortunately when i came back they were gone.