In some of the most exciting news that has come from Iceland this week, it turns out that reporters at The Reykjavík Grapevine know absolutely damn everything about birds. And yes, we really do have birds. We know enough about catching the ladies at bars, thank you very much. Indeed, perhaps that is why we lack fields such as ornithology. There is only so much information that can be stored in the heads of the pins as at any given time. Get us.
Despite this, we actually offer a heartfelt apology for all the FALSE news that may have been circulated this week in our article on the declining falcon population in Iceland. At the time of publication, the Falcon Gang traveled around the world, with numerous emails and comments telling us of great inaccuracies and poorly researched claims in the article, including the fact that the image we chose was not really the kind of bird we wrote about the article. We have disciplined the journalist who chose it accordingly.
Believe us, this was not a prank and we were not trying to be funny. We would never do that. Literally everyone knows we are not funny.
Falcon Gang attacks
Anyway, it turns out that ptarmigan do not eat fish. It also turns out that ptarmigans are a species of bird, and not a dinosaur type or pentagonal shape. Who knew? Not applicable. Sorry, we were on Tinder.
Also, falcon is not a sea eagle. This seemed pretty obvious to me (clearly not the author!): I thought everyone knew that Osprey was a Colorado-based backpacker – not at all like Falcón, a state in Venezuela. But not everyone who writes for Grapevine can be as sharp as I am. Sorry again.
In an attempt to scrape us back from this humiliating situation – we’ve had a team of ten people in a class via email and comments from Facebook this morning – Grapevine has decided to launch a new exciting project: Official guide of the Reykjavík vineyard on common Icelandic birds. That is correct! We know we said we knew nothing about birds right now, but we’ve been googling stuff all night. Everything. Night. We have not slept and are beginning to hallucinate ptarmigan all over the office.
Grapes in shame
From next week we will tell you all about puffins and how they do NOT eat fish (see, we have learned from our mistakes – birds literally never eat fish!), Northern fillings and their hatred of the sea and common starlings, which * check on spotted notes scribbled on the back of the hand * the wingspan is 5.5 meters. Above you will find a handy guide on what these birds look like.
Once again, we apologize to the Falcon Gang – many of them, apparently, read Grapevine.
Source: The Nordic Page