I like getting Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) in my garden even though they are a bit greedy. At the moment there are still a few juveniles.
The adults are rather nice to look at because I think the speckles look stunning (however they definitely wouldn't win X factor with their voices).
The Starling is slowly declining in this country along with other someother birds as well. Starlings normally form dense flocks however with wide spread declines these flocks have reduced. They normally lay 4-7 eggs; and 1or2 broods between April and July.
I think we'll need to stock up on lots of supplies to keep them fed this winter.