The Starling Taken in the State of Washington
The Starling Taken in the State of Washington.--Several sight records and unconfirmed occurrences of the Starling have been reported in the state of Washington in the past few years. At least one such report was based on misidentification; the alleged Starling when shot proved to be a female red-winged blackbird ! However, Joe Drolet, District Game Supervisor of Colfax, Washington, shot two Starlings about three miles northwest of Colton, Whitman County, Washington, on March 3, 1946. These two birds, both males, were examined by me two days after they were shot. There is no question as to their identity, both being adult Sturnzu vulgaris in full spring plumage. So far as I am aware, this is the first time this species has actually been collected in the state of Washington.- STANLEY G. JEWETT, Portland, Oregon, March 6,1946.