[va-richmond-general] Re: Mozart's Starling

  • From: "Michael Shapiro" <sc.tanager@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 21:53:21 -0400

That's pretty cool. If you find more information about that, I think you
should post a link. I know *I'd* like to see it.

Michael

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "IE Ries" <featherchaser@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 8:50 PM
Subject: [va-richmond-general] Re: birding by ear


>   There's legend that Mozart had a pet Starling, and that some of the
music
> he composed was inspired by his little singing friend :)
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>   Irene in Southside
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>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: "ben saunders" <betsyben@xxxxxxxx>
>   To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>   Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 6:33 PM
>   Subject: [va-richmond-general] birding by ear
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>
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>   Last Sunday in Monterey at the Bevredge's feeder, Ben and I watched a
>   starling as it mimicked a bluebird, a chickadee, a robin and a Baltimore
>   Oriole. Boy was he good!  Had I not been watching his little beak move,
I
>   would have ticked off five birds, four of which were not there.  It
made
>   us remember the starling in Cape Charles who did a perfect "Bob White"
>   and the White Eyed Vireo that doubled as a catbird. It also made us
>   question the reliability of birding by ear, especially for folks like me
>   who aren't all that good in the first place. From now on I'll try to
>   remember:  If the bird sounds too good to be true, it might be a
>   starling.
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