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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:48 am 
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VERY well done umtali1! :clap: :clap:

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Half way through the challenge and we are on 8 entries


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I managed to find time and summon up courage to do this one. I got 6/10. Quite pleased - there were some tricky ones - especially the Loch Ness Monster one.

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8/10 for #38 - :hmz: - now off to Kenya for 3 weeks :dance: :cam: :dance: :cam: :dance: :cam: :dance: :cam:

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Have a fantastic trip davejenny!! I am sure you will see and experience lots of wonderful things - hopefully including some new birds. Travel safe and enjoy every moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Glad to see you here again Hippotragus, and well done! :clap: :clap:

Well done to you too Dave! Enjoy your trip! :dance: :dance:

Let's hope for at least 8 more Imax! :dance: :dance:

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9/10 for Imax's challenge :dance: :dance:

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Great score jaytea! :clap: :clap:

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Hi everybody!

It's sad, but it's true! The year has come to an end for our bi-weekly Bird ID Challenges. Our final challenge for 2014, #39/2014, will be posted by umtali1 on Friday, 14 November 2014, with the answers to be posted on 28 November 2014. Please remind all your family and friends so that we can close this year's challenges with a record amount of participants! :dance: :dance:

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:think: :evil: :wall: for the final challenge

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Time for Bird ID #39 - the last for this year.

I have selected only 8 birds as there are some additional questions with some of them. Total of 12 marks on offer.....

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1a)Describe this bird's eggs.

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2a)Where does this bird prefer to position its nest?

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3a)What bird parasitises this bird?

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4a)Describe this bird's eggs.

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Enjoy!

Here I would like to say a big thank you to Hilda for keeping us all in order, despite tearing her hair out over the small number of responses. :gflower: :k

Thanks, also, to my fellow 'mites for keeping this topic alive. :thanx:

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Challenge 38/2014 Answers
We had a good turn up for this challenge but still 3 short of that 15 mark.
This was one of my easier ones with the marks in general being very high. I am also pleased that an “old hand” at birding learned something new as well in # 10

#1 Yellow-streaked Greenbul – Most had this right
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#2 Square Tailed Nightjar – I am very impressed with the mites, as you all had this right
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#3 Cape Penduline Tit – Most had this right – Yellowish was on the belly, with the very sharp small bill, and a bit of scaling on the forehead
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#4 A Submarine…..African Darter. There are three species likely to be swimming under water, the rest all bob on top. These are the Cormorants, Darter and Grebes. The white streaking on the back is unique to the Darter
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#5 Maccoa Duck – young Female. As most pointed out to the white eye stripe. The other candidate is a Female Southern Pochard, but they have a hook on the bill
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#6 African Sacred Ibis – Sneaky pic without the bill, but the black trailing wing edge, and the black feet sticking out behind the tail is unique.
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#7 Dwarf Bittern – all had this correct.
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#8 Black Cuckooshrike fem – all had this correct
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#9 – Bronze Mannikin – look out for the metallic patches on the wings to confirm the ID
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#10 Emerald Spotted Wood-dove – The bill is not quite in focus, thus not a 100 feature to use. I am very happy that even great birders still learn from these challenges as can be seen out of this superb id description from Johan:
The mottled lighting really confused some of the ID features, and the way that the bird is sitting… REGTIG!! Jy moet begin dink aan ‘n ander stokperdjie! Eventually decided on emerald-spotted wood dove: I could not make a call on bill colour (the most dependable ID feature) because of the focus being on the rump and the lighting at the bill making a call iffy, definitely not on the colour of the wing spots, and the facial mask and throat colour are so similar for the two species that it is useless as an ID feature. So I studied the focus of the image – the rump pattern. According to what I now believe (I again learned something!), the ESWD’s upper tail coverts are crossed by two dark bands, a feature that is not seen in BSWDs. Together with the two dark bands across the lower back, this make four dark bands in total, whereas the BSWD only shows the lower back bands and sometimes a single terminal band for the tail coverts


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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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Thank you for challenge #39/2014 umtali1! I don't have much hope for myself, but will give it a try as soon as time permits! :thumbs_up:

Thank you for the answers of #38/2014 Imax, as well as all the effort you put in into these challenges! It is really appreciated. :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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The answers are trickling in :thumbs_up: but I need more trickles, please............

As there is a B I G P A R T Y occurring next week, wouldn't it be cool if we could have Hilda sending her special book out to one of the 15 participants :hmz: :hmz:

So let's end the Bird ID challenge year with a bumper number of entrants and a BIG HAT of answers

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 Post subject: Re: Bird ID Challenge.
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That would be fantastic umtali1! :dance: :dance:

I hope Barry and I will have time to participate in this last challenge of 2014! We are so busy practising for next week's party, hardly time for anything else! :tongue:

Come on guys and girls! Let's give away at least one Raptor Guide during this six month period, as promised on 13 October 2014! :dance: :dance:

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