April 1st birds

Subject: April 1st birds
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 15:37:54 +1100
The late and respected James Fisher once used a respected BBC radio nature programme to report a new British passerine. It had no distinguishing features and was named the Hoodwink (Dissimulatrix spuria).
In the next few days dozens of people reported sightings....
Up there with the Spaghetti Harvest I reckon.

Hoodwink isn't a bad name for those never-identified little brown birds you never really got a look at.

Anthea Fleming

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