26 thoughts on “Peacock for Clusterflock (by Sturnus Vulgaris)

  1. Derek White Post author

    Shiela, yes, as far as I can tell Damar is real. At first i questioned it, but watch a few other talking starlings, they are insanely creepy, beyond just mimicking.

    Deron, the season pretty much ended this week, but I think last year it ended a bit earlier since it was colder. I would estimate Oct 15 to Dec 10 as the season, any evening in November you are guaranteed to see them.

  2. Derek White Post author

    Yeah, Pepper’s lame, though the “chicken melt” bit is funny. Damar rules. I would love to get a starling, but it’s cruel to isolate them from a flock.

    Can’t remember if this made the Clusterflock rounds, but these starlings remind me of the voice over in these Diluvio films.

  3. Sheila Ryan

    Yes. Yes. I’m certain you posted one of the Diluvio films here a couple of years ago.

    Starling voice-over.

    Waiting to happen.

  4. Sheila Ryan

    Actually, now I am convinced that Damar did the narration for Diluvio’s “Lucía, Luis y el lobo” films.

  5. Sheila Ryan

    Uncanny, Derek — in the old sense of eerie. That really is practically the same voice and delivery.

    And now that I am obsessively watching and listening to Damar, I am growing more and more distressed, especially by Damar’s repetition of “Damar.”

    Torn from the flock, plunging into madness, asking over and over, “What is Damar? Who is Damar? What is Damar?”

  6. Sheila Ryan

    Around 0:54: “Okay, there’s gonna be some more. Don’t ever . . . click click . . . Damar.”

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