The list of North American birds they were going through when trying to
identify something from the hide was strange. Also one assumes a Hoopooe
would turn up in summer, yet it was two days from the end of the annual
twitching competition so presumably late Dec!
On 6 March 2012 15:03, Philip Veerman <> wrote:
> I was amused by the "Blue-crested Hoopoe", on Midsomer murders, as if just
> Hoopoe is not enough. I think someone had a spare stuffed Hoopoe specimen
> and thought what can we do with this, let's write an episode of Midsomer
> Murders. Did you also notice that an Eastern Rosella was also shown in some
> stage of being prepared? How would that have got there?
> It made bird people look pretty dopey. Though some of us get a bit
> I agree about the awful sound effects used in these TV shows. They are so
> tedious, predictable and contrived........ As Wendy said "A little less of
> the obligatory ?fox? calls and ?magpie? calls that seem to continuously
> punctuate the show representing 'night' = ?fox? and 'day' scenes Eurasian
> Magpie chacker, chacker call." Also it seems that always and only Ravens or
> maybe Rooks exist whenever a cemetery is in the story.
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