[CT Birds] Hamden: FOS: R-n Duck & Tree Swallows; Parrot science & Nightingale / cello duet

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Fri Mar 25 18:04:21 EDT 2016


Hamden, upper Lake Whitney:  male Ring-necked Duck plus 5-10 American Tree Swallows buzzing around.

And some reading for after you get home.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/22/science/parrots-are-a-lot-more-than-pretty-bird.html <http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/22/science/parrots-are-a-lot-more-than-pretty-bird.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=2&pgtype=sectionfront>

"Dr. Masello is one of a small but unabashedly enthusiastic circle of researchers who study Psittaciformes, the avian order that includes parrots, parakeets, macaws and cockatoos. ... Parrot partisans say the birds easily rival the great apes and dolphins in all-around braininess and resourcefulness, and may be the only animals apart from humans capable of dancing to the beat."


The cello and the nightingale <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35861899>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35861899 <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35861899>

"In 1924 a cellist, Beatrice Harrison, was practising her cello when a nightingale started singing along. The BBC recorded the interaction for the next 12 years."


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