[Tweeters] phantom yard birds

Hans-Joachim Feddern thefedderns at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 22:49:34 PST 2020

I grew up in Northern Germany and recall walking out of our house in the
morning and hearing a (Eurasian) Curlew. Now curlews are birds of meadows,
moors and marshes, but not of a backyard with fruit trees! It turned out to
be a European Starling sitting in front of its nest box in our cherry tree,
flailing its wings and doing a number of imitations. Another good one, was
the call of the Golden Oriole.


On Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 10:07 PM pan <panmail at mailfence.com> wrote:

> For a couple years while I lived at an inland Seattle location, a

> particularly realistic starling would fool me with Bald Eagle calls, as

> others have noted -- "made you look." More surprising was the semi-regular

> imitation of American Wigeon. Got me every time, hoping I'd get to add a

> fly-over to my yard list. I wondered where he spent that part of the year

> when not with me.


> Alan Grenon

> Seattle

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*Hans Feddern*
Twin Lakes/Federal Way, WA
thefedderns at gmail.com
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