It’s winter here in Niger and the morning air is crisp.


The starling season has arrived and this glossy starling meets us as we arrive for work.


Set against the stunningly beautiful clear winter sky, he or she gorgeous in such a wondrous metallic robe.


Purple, blue, cyan or green – it varies depending on how the light hits it.


He flies away after I get my best shot, and leaves us with a beautiful sky. It’s a brilliant morning, the perfect start of a new day.

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