European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
I never realized how pretty these birds were until I saw this one through my lens.
These birds were brought to North America by Shakespeare enthusiasts because in Henry IV, Part 1. Hotspur is considering driving King Henry mad by teaching a starling to repeat the name of Hotspur’s brother-in-law Mortimer, whom Henry refuses to ransom out of prisoner status. “Nay, I’ll have a starling shall be taught to speak nothing but ‘Mortimer,’ ” Hotspur whines.