I'm not quite the birdo-extraordinaire that my brother is but it's good to see I
have one up on him in the seagull-retrieval department!
put in my two-bob's worth but I'm hoping there is enough impetus for others
to keep the discussion rolling along. It would be interesting to see if
anyone else has experienced a similar situation where a bird has surprised
them for some reason (dive-bombing magpies and plovers not included).
Maurits - I hope you're not seeking to close off this
discussion. It's Godzilla versus the Sceptics Society, Round 11, both
looking fresh, but neither likely to land a knock-out punch at this
Incidentally, the exploits of you and your brother are most
entertaining, even if I sometimes do confuse you. In the interests of
removing confusion I have prepared the following, and perhaps you would be
good enough to correct any errors?
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