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Historical Impossibility? (1 Viewer)

Runcorn Birder

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I was watching the "supposedly live" BBC coverage of new year across the country two days ago and clearly heard the call of a Scops Owl on their whistlestop tour of various towns.

They must have filmed it in summer in the Mediterranean and used extras and props to recreate new year.
 

Xenospiza

Distracted
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Dances with wolves was set in South Dakota – I heard lots of Canyon Wrens in the Black Hills where part of it was actually filmed!
 

Keithec

'Green Scum'
The most famous of all time (if it has not been mentioned already!) must be

"There'll be bluebirds over
the white cliffs of Dover............."
 

Allen S. Moore

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postcardcv said:
of course they did, but it's quite a rarity - the whole destroying the ring thing was just an excuse for a bit of twitching... you know hobbits, avid listers ;)

Looking at it another way, does this mean that some listers are hobbits? Then there was the awful pun about twitching being hobbit-forming |:x|
 
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TonyC

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Queen Elizabeth was holding a nice Harris Hawk on Sunday in the Virgin Queen BBC1 - theoretically possible I suppose, but in 1559 I doubt they would have bothered with all the effort of bringing one back over the pond and training it up.
 

AmpelisChinito

Cedar Waxwing Chairman
Anthony Morton said:
Hi Woody,

That's exactly the kind of historical cock-up I was thinking of. Brilliant!

Another of my favourites was the biblical epic where God/Moses/Abraham (sorry, can't think which!) was sitting on the throne with his hands cupped around the ends of the armrests - clearly showing fingers heavily stained with nicotine. Clang! :smoke:

Anthony

What are you talking about????? A movie? Or are you just trying to malign Christianity? If so, that's highly offensive toward myself and 30% of the rest of the world.
 
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Gus Horsley

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Anybody remember the old Robin Hood TV prog in black and white? The opening sequence where the arrow flies at supersonic speed through the air, when slowed down, allegedly shows a telegraph pole and a woman in a mini skirt (presumably one of the camera crew).

Gus
 

Wan2caTanager

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What really gets me is when you see a painting or something of a bird feeder with Cardinals, Western Tanagers, Blue Tits and Black-Capped Chickadees....|=)|

Or when in a movie when you hear a Red-Tailed Hawk, when actually they're showing Bald Eagle! My sister is always telling me to stop because I'm always whispering these things to her during a movie!|=)|
 

Birdspotter

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Runcorn Birder said:
I was watching the "supposedly live" BBC coverage of new year across the country two days ago and clearly heard the call of a Scops Owl on their whistlestop tour of various towns.

They must have filmed it in summer in the Mediterranean and used extras and props to recreate new year.

No not the Med but Sandwich,Kent ;)
 

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