Participant With Eagle Eyes (loudly where the whole group can hear): I see a bird on the far side of the field with an all yellow breast, black head, and white stripe.
Me: It sounds like it might be a White-naped Brushfinch. Where exactly is it? Oh yes, I got it! Look everyone – it’s a pair of White-naped Brushfiches!
Participant Who Won’t Listen (standing right next to us): What are you looking at?
Me: White-naped Brushfinch. They're across the field in the bush to the left of the tall white stem.
PWWL: Where? Where? I think I see it! Does it have a yellow breast? There one just hopped up in the open! What’s it called again?
Me: It’s called White-naped Brushfinch. You’re looking for a sparrow-sized bird that is all yellow below, with a black face, and a white stripe down the top of the head.
PWWL: Yeah, what a beautiful bird! I see its yellow breast. Wait, what color is its head?
Me: Black, with a white stripe down the top.
PWWL: Yeah, I got it. So what is its name?
Me: W.h.i.t.e.-n.a.p.e.d. B.r.u.s.h.f.i.n.c.h.
PWWL: Right got it. I can’t find it in my book to check it off. So it’s a finch, right? What’s its full name?
Me: You’ve heard me say its name five times in the past 30 seconds, and I’m not saying again.