It's Tuesday Night Quiz Night
A few weeks ago I promised a quiz to do with a bird we had ringed that day. The question for tonight is:
What is the connection between these two birds?
Good luck - you might need it tonight.
Well it turns out it wasn't such a tough question for most of you. I am going to copy the answer from Douglas who has got it right again (but well done to everyone else that got it right):
I tell people sometimes I meet why the Goldcrest has an alternative name and they look at me like I either made it up or I'm stupid.....but the Goldcrest was/is called the Woodcock Pilot (or was it aviator), it derived this name as legend that went, that they would sneak into the plumage of a woodcock before it migrated over the North Sea, where upon arrival it would emerge from the woodcock, I read that in a book a very good birder lent me and it always made me giggle...probably not the right answer lol