He runs from a scum-crested wave, turns, barks at the moon's handiwork. The
Mersey's tides never fail to catch Chewy out. As a pup, he used to try solving the
problem by drinking the river, but even this thick-headed clown learned not to ...
Author: Ruth Hamilton
Publisher: Random House
Laura Starling, now wealthy and successful, has survived a bitter past. She fled from a tyrannical mother into the clutches of a sadistic man. She endured poverty, fear and pain. Then along came Ben Starling, older, wiser, who smoothed her path and gave her love and security. But now Ben has become a stranger who has slipped beyond her reach. As her stability threatens to disintegrate once more, a thin, waif-like girl from Liverpool thrusts her way into Laura's life - a girl who is to prove a link with the past. But no one can help Laura make the decisions that will alter the course of her existence. As the September starlings gather, Laura realises she must take courage and forge her own future.
But the harm from starlings extends far beyond the agricultural realm. Their
swirling skyborne murmurations spiral down into roosts on urban buildings and at
suburban park edges, creating noise, odor, and filth. Starling feces in some ...
Author: Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Publisher: Hachette UK
On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling who sang (an improved version of!) the theme from his Piano Concerto Number 17 in G to him. Knowing a kindred spirit when he met one, Mozart wrote "That was wonderful" in his journal and took the bird home to be his pet. For three years Mozart and his family enjoyed the uniquely delightful company of the starling until one April morning when the bird passed away. In 2013, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, author of Crow Planet, rescued her own starling, Carmen, who has become a part of her family. In Mozart's Starling, Haupt explores the unlikely bond between one of history's most controversial characters and one of history's most notoriously disliked birds. Part natural history, part story, Mozart's Starling will delight readers as they learn about language, music, and the secret world of starlings.
These were tied at the waist with a length of twine, and my gaze travelled up a filthy weskit to a familiar hatchet face. “Bugger me,” said young Barnaby, looking
elsewhere, “if it ent the fugitive.” It didn't occur to me to be surprised to see him.
Author: Ian Weir
The Reckoning of WM. STARLING, Esq., a Foundling, concerning Monstrous Crimes and Infernal Aspirations, with Perpetrators Named and Shrouded Infamies disclosed to Light of Day, as set down by his Own Hand in this year 1816 London, 1816. The Napoleonic War is over, Romanticism is at its high tide, and the great city is charged with the thrill of scientific discovery and Regency abandon. The nineteen-year-old foundling Will Starling returns from the Continent, having spent five years assisting military surgeon Alec Comrie, and now is helping Comrie build a civilian practice in London's rough Cripplegate area. This means entering into an uneasy alliance with the Doomsday Men: grave robbers who supply surgeons with cadavers for dissection. There are wild rumors about Dionysus Atherton, an old university friend of Comrie's and the brightest of London's emerging surgical stars, whispers of experiments on corpses not quite dead, in a bid to unlock the mystery of death itself. Will works obsessively to ferret out the truth; the investigation twists and turns through brothels and charnel houses and the mansions of Mayfair.
Starlings have a bad reputation and would win first place if there was an
unpopularity contest . ... These starling droppings just don't enhance the
appearance of any object , and the filth is decidedly objectionable to persons
living near roosting ...
Right away , Dad said , " Starling , a filthy starling . " “ Why does everyone hate
these ... Even my brother Sandy , who is usually crazy for birds , told me over the
phone that he thought starlings were junk . But I kept seeing their shiny feathers ...
Author: Judy MacDonald
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
Stories that toy with fact and fiction, autobiography and invention, memory and make believe.
I knelt to look in at my unexpected captive, a female starling. I recognized this
species through ... Their destructive behavior has earned them the negative
collective reference of a “filth or scourge” of starlings. Preceded by such an
Author: Kim Meeder
Publisher: Chosen Books
Revival happens when passion for God breaks through human restraint and ignites one heart after another with his unquenchable love. Speaking with enthusiasm and vibrancy, Kim Meeder encourages readers to seek transformation of heart, soul, mind, and strength by engaging the holy fire of God's presence. Within this place, fear and pride melt away and the desire burns brightly to reach all who are losing the battle for hope. Through inspiring true encounters, Meeder challenges each believer to accept Jesus's commission to carry the living flame of his love wherever he leads.
... In cities , starlings are disliked because of the vocalizations made at roosting
time and because of the filth they leave behind . Problems of starlings nesting on
or in buildings is of relatively minor concern compared to the roosting problem .
Principal complaints against starlings arise from their irritating noise and filth in
roosting areas . Where starlings congregate in large numbers , they can cause
severe losses in field crops , small fruits , and stored grain . They play a role in
CONTROLLING Starlings Prepared by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service ,
Agriculture Adminis . tration Building , Purdue University , West Lafayette ...
Principal complaints against starlings arise from their irritating noise and filth in
roosting areas .
They are a filth and disease hazard for persons working the animals , and they
are an irritant and nuisance because of the large numbers in which they appear .
The starling competes with native species for nest holes when paired off in the ...
Even that which is as disgusting and evil - black as a filthy starling , when looked
at through Julia Randall ' s ... There are times the evil is not so easy to cope with
as in “ Starlings , ” but there is a reassuring Providence appeal - ing to love in ...
Author: Frank Northen Magill
Publisher: Salem PressInc
Category: Literary Criticism
Updated Reprints of 2.300 Essay-Reviews from Masterplots Annuals, 1954-1976, And survey of Contemporary Literature Supplement. With 3,300 Bibliographical reference Sources.
The starling we have in this country is Sturnus vulgaris, introduced successfully
from Europe in 1890, after a previous ... The starlings' filthy habits make them one
of our most repulsive city pests, but it is their noise that most people object to.
An Impressive Repertoire Starlings — relatives of the mynahs — are among the
most amazing vocalists in the animal kingdom ... with their filthy habits , can
render a starling roost virtually unapproachable , not to mention extremely
Author: Oregon Historical Society
Publisher: University of Washington Press
* 85 natural areas in the Portland metro area allows anyone to explore the urban wilderness
The problems associated with starlings in feedlots are created primarily by the
consumption and contamination of food and secondarily by the filth conditions
caused by starling droppings in bunkers , waterers , fences , and buildings .
Starlings are primarily a problem in the fall and winter when flocks come together
and establish large communal roosts . These birds are disliked because of the
noise and filth they create at roosting sites . Through their droppings , starlings ...
Flocks of starlings select trees and buildings for roosting places in towns and
cities and their noise and filth are objectionable. Despite its bad traits, the starling
deserves some commendation. On the basis of stomach examination, the Bureau
Starlings have much in common with English sparrows . Like the English
sparrows their nests are rather bulky , damp , and foul with the odor of
accumulated filth , and may be found in corners , crevices , and beneath eaves
about barns and ...
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Immature birds have a dark beak , a longer tail , and a rather drab , unmarked
coloration . though the starling is not as prolific a ... The vocalizations of starlings
made at the roost sites and the filth they produce are extremely annoying to