Friday, September 13, 2013

Pepper, the Talking Starling

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all!  The video I have chosen for this post is a fascinating 3 minute clip of Pepper, an 11 month old starling who speaks!  Enjoy!

I had never heard a starling speak until I saw this video and found it fascinating that this bird can say so many words...and was only 11 months old when the video was done!

The photos I am sharing today are ones that I took on a recent walk.  I just loved the patterns of the leaves and the colours of the flowers.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.




Quote:  Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. - Langston Hughes

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28 comments:

  1. la vidéo est extraordinaire!
    les photos très jolies, merci Linda

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  2. Your photos are a treat Linda, and so is this video. I never knew that a starling could speak. Great quote too. Thank you for sharing them.

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  3. you choose great quotes to pair with your posts! i hadn't heard this langston hughes one before, so thanks for sharing =)

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  4. Begonias, marigolds and petunias--great border plantings.

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  5. That is amazing that starlings can speak !
    Fascinates me too !!

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  6. have a wonderful weekend

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  7. Several years ago, I did a post on Pepper, and this is the FIRST time I have heard him speak!

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  8. Lovely photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  9. the video was amazing, I had no idea S's could talk, he is a cute little bird isn't he. You live in a colourful area, and take such lovely photos.

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  10. Lovely photo's so full of beautiful color. Loved the Video amazing
    that Stirling 's can speak love it!
    Enjoy your weekend Linda x

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  11. I enjoyed your speaking starling! I can see you like green too! Thank you for visiting my place!

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  12. Me ha encantado el vídeo de ese estornino. Yo solamente había oído hablar de un caso, el de mi abuelo, que había enseñado a un estornino a silbar el Himno Nacional de España, la Marcha Real. Un abrazo,

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  13. d'intéressantes couleurs

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  14. The starling is so funny. I'm another one who had no idea they could talk. I like all the different leaves, so many shades and patterns, and the flowers are so pretty.

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  15. Pepper is amazing and your nature shots just lovely.

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  16. I don't recognize some of your foliage or leaves but it makes a great photo. Flowers look good too.

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  17. what a surprise - a talking starling :-)
    The patterns of the leaves are wonderful - and thank you for the nice flowers :-)

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  18. If we could talk to the animals, Linda...
    Lie(f)s.

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  19. utrolig video ! takk for visning Linda :-)

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  20. A beautiful quote Linda :-)

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  21. Nature is amazing and these leaves just show exactly that. Keep well Diane

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  22. We've been besieged with Starlings lately but this video gives a whole new perspective! Wow!

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  23. That was a new one for me...a talking starling. I couldn't understand a lot of what he said, but the "Hi, sweetheart" and "Kiss, kiss" were easily understood. Too cute. Lovely photos, too.

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  24. Die Natur hat für uns immer sehr schöne Motive,
    eine tolle Blütenpracht.
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  25. What a 'smart' Starling! I enjoyed this Kinda. thanks for posting it.

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  26. Dearest Linda,
    Guess this is another creature that is showing gratitude for being rescued! Who knows what they all COULD learn if spending time with them and showing love.
    Lovely variegated leaves and flowers in your above pictures.
    Happy Sunday to you!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  27. A great bird, but I think he'd soon get on my nerves.
    Lovely pictures Linda.

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