Birding Bloopers #7
Over recent days I have been featuring birding bloopers on this blog. These bloopers have been reported on the Birding-Aus forum and are used with permission from the authors. They are often hilarious and downright embarrassing.
This one comes from Dave:
I was on a BOCA outing to Cape Schank and saw the final part of a scuba diver disappear beneath the waves – and yelled out “Musk Duck”.
A few explanations are in order:
- BOCA – Bird Observers Club of Australia, one of our largest birding groups.
- Cape Schank is south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula.
- A musk duck has a large flipper-like tail that could appear to look like a scuba diver flipper as it dives under the water.
There you go Dave – fame at last!