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Old 07 February 2016, 11:37 AM
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I am terrible at IDing birds; my dad will never let me forget that I once described a bird as "little and brown" while he was flipping through some bird guide or other. So it came as a huge surprise that birdwatching with people who really can ID birds flying past them (this impressed me no end) is actually fun.
My mother's friend, an avid bird-watcher, once identified a bird as an "LBT". When pressed, she admitted it stood for "Little Brown Thing". So even the serious ones don't always know everything.