Part journal, part ID guide, and part sketchbook.
Mostly mushrooms, some birds, a few moths, and plenty of other natural history topics.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
An Illustrated Life List: European Starlings
Don't take this as a defense of starlings; I do understand their negative impact on other cavity nesting birds (but really, who's to blame for this), but I enjoy watching starlings. I especially enjoy listening to them for other bird sounds that they are imitating. I frequently see them in my neighborhood on the mess of utility lines that run through the alleys and along the streets. I envisioned these lines as the lines on a sonogram graph, with the starling's call taking the shape of the bird they are imitating; the blips on the sonogram.