14 Sep 2017 Spreeuw Centraal

Spreeuw Centraal - Picture 1

Let’s rewind a couple of years… Kees Moeliker (director of Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam) is sitting on a bench on platform 9 of Rotterdam Central Station. Looking down on his cellphone, he hears the train doors opening. Convinced the train has arrived he stands up and walks towards the tracks — only to find out his train didn’t arrive at all!

That’s when Kees realized he got fooled by a nifty starling, imitating the loud, distinct noise of train doors open