Originally Posted by seseli
Oh my, at first I thought it was the bird what fell into the court and was thinking how cruel you were laughing instead of caring about the poor bird! Shouldn't read so fast
In our case there was a clear rustling among the leaves, but I can imagine it to be unclear other times. Also in badminton we sometimes wondered if the shuttle touched the ceiling just very slightly or not...
Lol, the bird was I imagine startled, but otherwise uninjured.
In your case, the rustling of leaves might be due to wind rather than ball, no? (I mean in general, perhaps not in the specific situation you were thinking of.)