Bird On A Wire European Starling by Debra Martz Those birds on the wires on many a street just might be starlings! Though many consider them a pest due to their numbers, one can't help but notice their shimmering iridescent colors of breeding season. But when seen at a distance they appear like a black bird and often will flock with blackbirds, cowbirds and grackles.
Cool fact from AllAboutBirds.org "All the European Starlings in North America descended from 100 birds set loose in New York's Central Park in the early 1890s. The birds were intentionally released by a group who wanted America to have all the birds that Shakespeare ever mentioned. It took several tries, but eventually the population took off. Today, more than 200 million European Starlings range from Alaska to Mexico...."