CONTESTANT: "IT'S THE WREN"
QUIZ MASTER/HOST:"THAT'S RIGHT....."
ME:"IS IT F**K"
Well that was the scene as I sat down for a cuppa after work this afternoon, my girlfriend cracking up with laughter, "you call yourself a birdwatcher" she managed to get out between the laughter, "birdphotographer actually" I said. "I'm telling you now that's wrong" I carried on. I then explained for her benefit the size difference, got my Collins bird book out, flipped to the Goldcrest and Wren page (happily the same), "See the Goldcrest is 8.5cm to 9.5cm, the Wren 9cm to 10cm, it's smaller...so there", " The book must be wrong" eyes glazing over and a smile she said.
|GOLDCREST (REGULUS REGULUS), SMALLER THAN A WREN!|
|GOLDCREST (REGULUS REGULUS), CALLING, THOUGH SOME MIGHT NOT HEAR IT!|
SARA: "THEY ARE SO TINY AND CUTE".....wow she actually found a bird interesting, miracles do happen. And she pointed out from the image below, that from head on they look "grumpy", what do you think?