Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bird Stupidity, Shalder Style

Shalder is the Shetland name for the Oyster Catcher. It's Norwegian name is Tjeld. (It's difficult to explain how the Norwegian name is pronounced, but it sounds a bit like "Tchell", which is likely the root of the Shetland name.)
But in any language, it has to be the stupidest bird that ever flapped a wing... Although maybe that's not true, because I haven't got round to a post I meant to do about the Magpie yet.

Anyway, here's Sammy the Shalder, just over a week ago, sitting on a digger bucket, at the building site next door to us.
As I said in my last post, the weather here changes quickly. So 9 days on, here he/she is again, sitting in the middle of the building site.
Now, why would a bird be sitting in the middle of a building site? Simple.
Now if that ain't stupid, what is?

Yun's aa fir enoo.

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