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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Not bad Pawps! :clap: :clap:

Welcome back Heksie! Practice makes perfect (although it doesn't really work for me!) :clap: :clap:

Shushin! Not a bad score at all for a newbie! :clap: :clap:

I managed to get 6/8 plus BB for challenge #25/2013! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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So many of you getting your scores in early! Really struggling.......so a lot more page turning ahead :think:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Take your time Umtali1! You will not regret all that paging! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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5/8 + the 'escapee' for #25 for me :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Well done Dave! It seems that all of us have Googled the escapee correctly! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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#25 - 6/8 :D


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Great Micetta! :thumbs_up:

I wonder if we have the same two birds wrong! :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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We can exchange information on Friday :wink: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Challenge #26 of 2013

Fourteen birds to ID in this challenge. Some easier than others :twisted: No bonus points...

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you so much Dabchick for the new challenge :gflower: I will peruse the books later :think: Really hope my LBJ's book arrives today I think it may be needed :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you for this challenge Dabchick! :dance: :dance:

Some of them are going to give us grey hair! :doh:

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My castle for a LBJ bird book :pray: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Award: Sighting of the Year - Birds (2013)
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I'm going to plough with Laybirder's calf to help my out of the jam I'm in... I have not yet set up an Internet work station and to do the usual results post will be way to tough from my iPad.



#1 Horus Swift.
Not so deeply forked tail, white on rump.

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#2 Yellow Wagtail
Olive green on back Yellow underparts White outertail feathers.

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#3 Tree Pipit.
Pink lower mandible, wing pattern, streaked on flanks.

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#4 Sickle-winged Chat
The wing feathers edged rufous plus bigger difference than in the Familair Chat between the darker upperparts and the paler underparts.

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#5 Freckled Nightjar.
More uniform grey whith white spots on wing. Afrikaans naam of Donkernaguil (dark nightjar refers to this bird appearing to be the darkest of our nightjars.

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#6 Magpie Mannikin
Heavy two tone bill. The dark feathers on the head extends to nape and shoulders.

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#7 Montagu's Harrier
Black wing tips and narrow black band in middle of upper wing

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#8 Collared Flycatcher
White underparts grey/brown on back, nape and head, white wing bar.

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A surprisingly high number of 'mites got the bonus point. #9 Rosy-billed Pochard

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you for the answers to challenge #25/2013 Johan/Ladybirder! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Never heard about a Rosy-billed Pochard :slap: :wall: :lol:


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