For the Birds
Protected Under Luxembourg Law My
American Whistling Luxembourg Birds
American Bird Man of Luxembourg
I live in a Portuguese and suburban part of Luxembourg city, with a few French, Russians, and Italians sprinkled in including some Luxembourgers, mostly seniors.
A few years ago I made my mark on my small part of Luxembourg. I taught the local birds to whistle American. Yep. You know cat calls, the whistling at girls all American whistles, and they are not just whistling Dixie. You get it. They been doing it for about three years now.
They start about four in the morning, and it goes on till night. At first all the neighbors would gawk out their windows, but now they just have accepted that the Luxembourg birds around me are American singers.
It only took a week, and now every new generation of birds picked it up from mom and dad. Which proves that not everything for the birds is just for the birds.
Sure in the beginning some of the local French got upset. They started playing their French music way loud, but that attracted even more American singing Luxembourg birds.
In fact the neighborhood is quiet now, except for my birds. It seems that loud music in whatever language would attract more American whistling Luxembourg birds.
Now I got three generations of Luxembourg birds that nest in the pines behind the house, all along the walkways, up on the chimneys chirping and whistling American style. Some of them swarm up on French roofs that used to give them some competition. The French have given up now.
Me, I am just minding my own business, and the birds have taken over, and in this part of Luxembourg amid the French, the Portuguese, the Italians and amongst the local Luxembourgers you will hear American singing and whistling Luxembourg birds day and night.
And this species is protected under law.