Birding Bloopers #20
When I set out to record a few birding bloopers – misidentification of birds – I never realised I would get so many willing contributors. But here we are – up to number 20. There is a standing, open invitation to all my readers to contribute their embarrassing birding moments – or dob in someone else.
This latest contribution comes from Snail – she’s dobbed in someone else. I think this is a classic:
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m forever mistaking inanimate objects for birds. But hereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s one more story where I can point the finger at another (unnamed) party.
We were having a Sunday afternoon picnic in a park in Townsville. One of the people at the next tableÃ¢â‚¬â€a self-proclaimed expert in natural historyÃ¢â‚¬â€announced loudly and confidently, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hear that sound? ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a whistling kite.Ã¢â‚¬Â
We took the squeaky toy from the dog and put it in a bag.
Some things are best left unsaid.
Thanks to Snail from A Snail’s Eye View for this classic birding blooper.
Read more birding bloopers here – some entertaining reading.
Disclaimer: This photo has nothing to do with this article; I just think it’s a nice photo from my photo gallery and I wanted to share it with you.