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I used to believe that larks were very large birds, because, whenever I heard of someone doing something "on a lark", I thought it meant they actually rode on larks to do something, so larks must have been large enough for someone to ride.
I used to believe that ducks grew up to be swans. I think this has to do with the fact that there is a pond near-by with ducks and swans on it. And also the tale of the "Ugly Duckling" where the duckling did actually become a swan.
I used to beleive that birds were animals with high intelligence and that they'll rule the world and wipe out man kind as we know it!!!!!.........they didnt
When I was a kid I used to think that woodpeckers were actually eating the wood when they were pecking it.
When I was small, I didn't know that ducks paddled their feet to swim. I thought they ran into the water and the momentun carried them across the the lake or pond. I always wandered what would happen if they ran out of momentum and got stuck in the middle of the water.
since where i lived, there were a lot of little sparrows and pigeons, i used to think that the sparrows were pigeon babies.
I thought when Grandma's hens were cackling, they were giggling about some private joke in the henhouse.
haha! there was a time when i was younger when i turned around to my mum and said: "if there is a brown bird, does it mean they are from pakistan?" my mum told me when i was older and i feel so ashamed...
When my granddaughter was in my truck with me, I pointed out a Roadrunner to her. She said, "Hurry! Roll the window down! I want to hear him say beep beep!"
When I was little, I believed that the chicks were still alive in the eggs you bought at the grocery store. I recently learned what an incubator was and how it works, so I thought that maybe the microwave would work as one, so I put an egg inside a bowl and started the microwave. I waited for my chick to appear until.....POP!! the egg exploded...
There is a room in the museum here full of stuffed birds and drawers containing eggs, nests, droppings, etc. I had a nightmare after visiting the museum that the drawer full of worms and the one full of nests was the same, and birds' nests were actually made of worms. I was thereafter afraid of touching nests for fear that the worms would be agitated and wiggle away, leaving the birds homeless.
For my 8th birthday I had my heart set on getting a budgie. My mum and me went to work on a list of things that the bird would need. I was quite perplexed though as to why the bird would need a " cuddle fish ". It took me a while to realise I had mis-heard cuttle fish for beak sharpening. I did, however have to most adorable picture of my little bird going to sleep every night snuggled up to his pet fish.
at the age of seventeen my sister thought another name for a pigeon hole was a birds nest.
when i was little, my dad was driving me somewhere. along the way, i noticed alot of birds were jumping out infront of our car and flying away. I asked my dad why birds did this, and his response was that it was a game that all birds play, sort of like the game 'chicken'. if the bird made it across the street, it won. if it got hit, the bird lost the game, and died. i'm 19 now, and i still don;'t really know why birds fly infront of cars, but whenever they do, I always congradulate them.
I used to believe that sprinkling pepper on a bird's tail would somehow make it passive and it'd belong to you...which stemmed from my misinterpretation of my father's comment that if you could get close enough to a bird to put pepper on its tail, you might as well catch it!
when I was little I believed that I could hatch an egg u get from the grocery. I used to put an egg on the sofa and sit on it to hatch it
I used to believe that owls could turn their head all the way around forever, that there was not point at which it hurt. I thought their neck was just like a little round hinge that would let them look around anywhere.
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.