Date: 1/18/19 5:45 pm
From: Liz Lackey <lackeytomliz...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Amazon Prime
In a movie recently, (can’t remember which one), I noted a common loon call in the middle of a tropical rain forest scene. Jeez.

And yes, Red-Tailed Hawk screams show up frequently in movies. Always out of context of course.

Liz Lackey

> On Jan 18, 2019, at 7:53 PM, Evergreen Erb <evergreenerb...> wrote:
> The movie with the loons in winter was one of the movies made by Jay Craven by the author Howard Frank Mosher. I think it was Where the Rivers Flow North. The other one it could be is Disappearances. It drove me crazy also. I also heard loon sounds in a movie that was supposed to be in the Jurassic period. But almost every movie and commercial has at least one Red-tailed Hawk screeching in it. Evergreen in Jericho
>> On Jan 18, 2019, at 4:46 PM, Jane Stein <jeshawks...> wrote:
>> There was a highly praised movie some years ago, can't remember the name,
>> that made me almost come screaming out of my seat when loon calls were
>> heard as the actors were strolling by a frozen lake bundled up in winter
>> clothes. Arrrgggh.
>> Jane
>> (Shoreham)
>> On Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:41:39 -0500, "Teage O'Connor"
>> <badger.meli...> wrote:
>>> My sister's a director and I was always gripe that the bird sounds in
>>> movies rarely have any correlation to the birds that might occur on
>> screen,
>>> the time of year, or even geographic location. Has any director even
>> heard
>>> a bald eagle make a noise? I always offer my consulting services to her
>>> director friends. Alas, no one's taken me up on the offer.
>>> Teage O'Connor
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>>> On Fri, 18 Jan 2019 at 08:26, Ted Levin <tedlevin1966...> wrote:
>>>> FYI: For those of you who subscribe to Amazon Prime, there is a very
>>>> funny,
>>>> very Jewish comedy *The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel* about an aspiring female
>>>> comedian in the mid- to late-fifties. The show takes place mostly on
>> the
>>>> Upper West of Manhattan, with jaunts into coffee houses in the Village
>>>> and
>>>> up to resorts in the Catskills.
>>>> The point of this email is that during several episodes in the second
>>>> year
>>>> (2018) the family spends the summer at Steiner's in the Borscht Belt,
>> one
>>>> of many Jewish resorts in the Catskills that were popular in the 40s,
>>>> 50s,
>>>> 60s, and 70s. In one episode, for a mere 15 seconds, there is a clip of
>> a
>>>> bird walk; the leader stops everyone, shooshes them, and then points
>> out
>>>> a
>>>> singing Bicknell's thrush, which is *not* singing a thrush song. Of
>>>> course,
>>>> in 1959 there were no Bicknell thrushes; they were all considered
>>>> gray-cheeks until Chris Rimmer and company separated them out, forty
>> plus
>>>> years later.
>>>> Ted
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