Migrating starlings and Rembrandt


European starlings

At the edge of the inner city is a windmill.

It is a reconstruction of an earlier windwill at that spot, owned in the seventeenth century by the father of famous painter Rembrandt.

Today at 12:55., about seventy starlings sat on its sails.

You could hear them sing together.

The size of the group pointed at autumn migration.

Starlings’ songs and language: here.

10 thoughts on “Migrating starlings and Rembrandt

  1. Comments
    Migrating starlings and Rembrandt
    Posted by:
    laughingwolf

    Loopy Lair

    Date: 10/10/05 at 1:38 AM (2w2d ago)
    interesting… they don’t look much like the ‘starlings’ here… a messy, obnoxious pest, for the most part

    RE: Migrating starlings and Rembrandt
    Posted by:
    dearkitty

    Date: 10/10/05 at 7:41 AM (2w2d ago)
    If you mean “European starling”: they are the same species.

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