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Before moving to Arizona, the only Roadrunners I had seen were on Bugs Bunny. One day I asked my husband as we passed by a nearby "Roadrunner" farm, why those roadrunners weren't purple. He looked a little shocked and said "oh that's just on tv" Okay, I thought, so roadrunners aren't purple. It was another 6 months before I found out they were Emu and what roadrunners really look like. Television!! Isn't that false advertising?
After reading this belief by someone named Mike, I thought...."what? You mean thats not true?!?!?"
"I used to believe that all brown ducks were female, and green and grey ducks were male. I was told this when I was younger, and did not know that they were 2 different species. Stoopid me. And evil parents for making me believe this!!"
I used to think that there was a kind of four-legged, flesh-eating bird that looked something like a vulture mixed with a crow. I even thought that I had seen one once at the San Diego Zoo.
Apparently, when I was little, I used to try and grow chickens by 'planting' their feathers in the ground.
When I was little I found a tiny robin's egg in our yard. I thought all eggs came from bird's but since this one didn't look like them and was so pretty and blue, I thought it came from the tiny blue flowers it was laying near !
I used to believe that if you planted magpie (an Australian bird) feathers, you could grow one. My elder brothers convinced me this was true by placing a magpie chick in the garden one morning
In the early part of elementary school, one of my friends taught me how to make a "bird's nest" out of a circle of small rocks with grass in the middle. Afterward, I believed that was how birds really made their nests and was convinced that if I could manage to make a perfect nest, a bird would think it had been made by another bird and lay its eggs there.
I made dozens and dozens of rock-and-grass nests on the front steps of my house, laying them out carefully and even putting a few rocks in the middle to be the "eggs," hoping to show the birds it was a good place to raise a family. I waited and watched for a long time, but I never lured any birds to my yard with those nests. Now, of course, I just use a feeder.
I used to believe that a crow is a female of a raven
I used to believe that a sparrow is a baby of a pigeon, but I never didn't understand why the sparrows do not turn into pigeon! Now I know, they do not eat enough, so their bodies are weak :)
When I was little I asked my dad were spam came from and he playfully told me it came from birds and they would run around yelling spam. So up until I turned eight. I believed in Spam Birds.
I was really young and for some strange reason afraid of owls. In the morning I would hear doves cooing which I mistook for whooing.My mom asked why I wouldn't go out to play, I answered because I thought the mean old owls would get me.
I used to believe that all brown ducks were female, and green and grey ducks were male. I was told this when I was younger, and did not know that they were 2 different species. Stoopid me. And evil parents for making me believe this!!
I use to believe that people who wore tuxedos were actually wearing the skins of Penguins.
when i was younger i had pidgeons living in my roof,my mum told me that they would come in at night and steal my eyes and replace them with new ones fron then till the pidgeons left i set out traps that i would always fall into
we had a neighbor down the street and they had been talking about how they had a birds nest in one of their porch plants.
one day i went there and peeked inside the pot, amazed at seeing real baby bird eggs infront of me.
i secretly stole one of them and took it hoom so i could "make it hatch".
i put it in the microwave, because i thought that would make the baby be born faster and then i could raise it.
needless to say, my mother was not happy with the exploded yolk all over the inside of the microwave!
When my cousin and I were about three or four, we thought "chicken salad" was a salad made FOR chickens to eat. So we picked an assortment of grass, dandelions and greens, arranged this lovely "salad" in a pan and presented it to my grandmother's hens. We were really disappointed when they spurned our offering. Those picky chickens!
My mom told me the falames of the gas release pipes above refineries were there to keep birds warm. I always wondered why I never spotted any birds hovering around them. But I was an adult before I consciously knew differently!
i used to believe that if you clapped over someone's head while a seagull flew by, it would poop on thier head.
i used to belive that if you screamed near a pigeon it would poo on you my mum said i should try it
When I was around 5 years of age I used to believe that the birds would nest in my garden if I made their nests for them. I spent many a happy hour gathering clay pots and filling them with freshly gathered moss twigs and grass and placing them about my garden, on ground level, then darting back into the house to look out of the kitchen window to see how grateful they would be.