6 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: ghost starlings

  1. Since it seems like you really love birds, it’s possible you might like Lyanda Lynn Haupt’s book Mozart’s Starling. I just read that, it’s pretty good. She took a starling for a pet after she learned Mozart had one for awhile, as a member of his family. Gave me a different appreciation for starlings (though I still want them to get lost!!). I like Haupt a lot, she’s written quite a bit of good natural history. She just happens to be from Seattle.
    -Jason

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    • Thank you for this recommendation…just added to my library list. And I’ll be sure to check out her other work, too. I’m curious as to why you want starlings to get lost. I know they’re considered an invasive species but I find them beautiful and raucous. They made such a clatter the other day while I was outside photographing them. Hmm…perhaps I just answered my own question. šŸ™‚

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      • Oh, I suppose I was being a little too cheeky. Because I’ve admired my share of starlings (and Mozart’s starling opened my eyes to how remarkable a species they are). and they’re here to stay, so there’s no use hating them for real. I only dislike them to the extent they have such a tendency to push other birds out. My youngest is a budding birder, he does not like it when I badmouth Starlings, haha!

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      • I get it re the pushy behavior. My feelings toward bossy chickadees fluctuate, as well. I LOVE that your youngest is a budding birder and staunch defender of the much-maligned starling! šŸ™‚

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