The Naughtiest Girl Saves the Day by Anne Digby
Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 9
“They’re a’ daft. Wasting a fine boat like yon, looking for bairds. Bairds! When there’s good fish to be got! Well, they’ll soon see bairds in plenty. Och, they’re a’ dafties!”
A Scottish fisherman can’t get his head around Bill using the Lucky Star to look for birds when he could be fishing instead in The Sea of Adventure.