Birding blooper

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Subject: Birding blooper
From: Trevor Hampel <>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 09:50:31 +1030
Hi there birders,

Yesterday while driving down a road near my home I passed a bright
yellow bird-like bundle obviously dead on the road. As I went by I
immediately thought of a male Golden Whistler. How sad to see such a
beautiful bird become a road kill victim was my immediate reaction. But
the colour seemed a little wrong. Perhaps some hapless pet Canary had
escaped and wasn’t quick enough.

On my return trip five minutes later I slowed down to have a good look.
(It is a very quiet road.) Imagine my horror - and relief - to find that
it was only a banana peel.

Happy birding - and better luck with your identifications.

Trevor Hampel
Murray Bridge
South Australia

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