Have you ever noticed how there are so many inconsistencies in the HP series?? i've noticed a few myself and was just wondering how many other people had noticed. here's an example of what i mean: in book five harry encounters thestrels. hagrid says that only people who have seen death can see thestrels. fair enough, but didn't harry see his parents die so shouldn't he have been able to see them in his third year, the first time he was taken to the castle in the carriages. you may say that maybe he wasn't watching or something when his parents died but he also had his eyes closed when cedric was killed so how do you explain that??!! oh, and at the end of book four he is taken to the train station in the horseless carriages and that is after cedrics death!! personally i think that Rowling just made the thestrels up between writing book 4 and book five so that they could get to the ministry at the end of book five! what do you think?? and what other inconsistencies have you noticed??