[Tweeters] RE: Starling mimicry
jdanzenbaker at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 16:21:50 PST 2016
They do a great Brown Creeper song too!
Battle Ground, WA
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> On Jan 5, 2016, at 5:26 PM, Kevin Lucas <vikingcove at gmail.com> wrote:
> The other day in our back yard I heard a starling doing a good imitation of a Varied Thrush. It seemed to get better with each try. I looked with my binoculars and saw the real thing -- a Varied Thrush amid the starlings. A couple of years ago as I walked at Snow Mountain Ranch, one time after another, probably dozens of times, I'd look high in cottonwoods to find various birdsongs each time being starlings. I kept looking, and laughing at myself for getting tricked. Then one song came from its original composer -- a trio of Pine Grosbeaks. I like how starlings can test us. They keep me looking.
> Kevin Lucas
> Selah, WA
>> On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 8:56 AM, Roger Moyer <rogermoyer1 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I was out walking day and heard a Greater Yellowlegs calling as it flew by. I started looking and it turned out to be a starling. It was doing a perfect mimic.
>> Roger Moyer
>> Charlotte, NC
>> From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu <tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu> on behalf of Christopher Clark <cjbirdmanclark at gmail.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 8:24 AM
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>> Subject: [Tweeters] RE: Starling mimicry
>> Those starlings often get me. I regularly hear them mimic Killdeer, and I occasionally hear them mimic Western Wood-pewees. So, anything is possible with those copycats.
>> Christopher Clark
>> Sumner, WA
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