Monday, June 13

Bird watch

Dear Mr Oddie,

I understand you may have received a few letters recently concerning possible sightings of a Dodo.

Obviously not being Ornithologists, it is clear these people are mistaken: we both know that the Dodo is extinct. The bird they saw eating my bacon sandwich was quite likely to be a Wood Pigeon, since we have many waddling around our garden.

I understand their error may be a linguistic one, rather than one of mistaken identity: it's not such a far stretch from Dodo to Dildo, and it was more than likely that it was one of these they spotted in the garden, rather than any long-extinct bird.

Just wanted to clear up any misunderstandings that may have arisen from any recent communications. And to say, keep up the good work - fabulous programme!




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