Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Walnuts & Starlings

How many?

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  1. I started counting the starlings (my favourite 'garden' bird - as they are called here) and then saw a sparrow, is it a tree sparrow? I went and looked up their locality etc. Basically, distracted myself, but enjoyably. Nice tree btw :)

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    1. That's what I asked myself. Far from being sure I think rather than a tree sparrow it's a female house sparrow, of which we still do have a few in our region.
      It's a huge tree, attracting the attention of many birds. :)
      And now go on counting. :)

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  2. I see over 16 starlings (étourneaux). If there is a sparrow (moineau), I wouldn't know. I'm not very good at recognising little birds from a distance. Presently, I'm listening to a starling singing in French "PuruPuru" (https://youtu.be/NDeZ5LVERAI). Then, I'll find a sparrow. Not Edit Piaf. :-) Long time since I listened to birds. Thank you for your post. It must be so great to harvest walnuts from your own trees. Please, forgive mistakes in this comment if any.

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    1. To start with the end: Errare humanum est, eh. :)
      If the photo's quality were not suboptimal there would quite a few more starlings to detect.
      Are you sure your starling singing "PuruPuru" is not a playback performance? ... Well, may be, though, it is a ventriloquist.
      It's great to harvest walnuts from our own tree, indeed. One basket a day, these days.
      And three weeks ago we made apple-pear-juice – 400 litres

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