Original playout date: 26 January 2008
Duration: 1:11

Some times in the year, here in Warsaw, we get inundated with huge flocks of starlings.

Despite Clarice Starling, starlet of Silence of the Lambs, being named after them, starlings are not a native species in America, leading to some Americans wanting them to be destroyed in that country or greatly reduced. Strangely though, they are not suggesting that they themselves be culled and their spaces given back to the Cherokees and Mohawks, so it looks like one law for the birds and quite another set of laws for the human beings.

Quote of the clip: “I can’t work out if it’s a more Hitchcockian or Orvellian…”

***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 305
Likes at the time added to HTV: 2
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Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 100.0%
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Camera: Fuji Finepix
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Near home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Animals
Music used: None
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: Starlings Sternus vulgaris

About David J. James

56 year old UK origin Chartered Accountant and business consultant who loves languages, literature, history, religion, politics, internet, vlogging and blogging and lively written or spoken discussion, plays backgammon and a few other board games. Walks and listens to Audible for hours a day usually, and avoids use of the car. Conservative Christian, married to an angel with advanced Multiple Sclerosis. We have three kids, two of them autistic, and we live in Warsaw, Poland. On the board of the main British-Polish charity Fundacja Sue Ryder in Poland, and involved in the Vocational Autistic School of "Nie Z Tej Bajki" in Warsaw. Member of Gideons International. Serves on two committees of the Chamber of Auditors in Poland, and on several Boards and Supervisory Boards. Has own consultancy called delivering business governance and audit/valuation solutions as well as mentoring. Author of the GoldList Method for systematic optimal use of the long-term memory in learning.

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