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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:15 am 
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Hi supermongoose
I think mine got lost not yours.
I remarked that the birds you had wrong was difficult ones for a hatchling
So i thought that you well :clap: :clap:
The bb was very misleading with its black bill, short at that, as well as it's short tail feathers
Very view people had this correct.


Thanx Sky! :D :D :D

When I saw the the white spots on the BB, I thought it right, but then the bill was a mistery, know I know what a young one looks like.

I'm really learning a lot, specially when you post the answers with the explanations.

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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hatch 4-8/8
duckling 21- 10/10

:wall: The bb got me, back to the books with the bb :think: :think:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Super Mongoose wrote:
I'm really learning a lot, specially when you post the answers with the explanations.


I'll try and give the explanations from now on

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hatchling 8/8 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Now to try and do better on the Ducklings :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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8/10 for Sky 21 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

First time ever I got this high and one LBJ, did not get the BB though .......

Next week I will not be playing, will be ID'ing the birds at Tsendze..... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Super Mongoose wrote:
8/10 for Sky 21 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

First time ever I got this high and one LBJ, did not get the BB though .......
You can not beat the real thihg.
Enjoy your time and come back saftely

Next week I will not be playing, will be ID'ing the birds at Tsendze..... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thanx Sky!
:gflower: :gflower: :gflower: :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Hatchlings

So here are the answers to Hatch 4

1) Blue waxbill
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2) Bokmakierie
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3) Brown hooded kingfisher
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4) Southern Carmine Bee-eater
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5) White crested Helmet Shrike
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6) Barn Owl
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7) African (Purple Swamphen
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8 ) Black heade Oriole
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Hatchling
So lets try some raptors

1)
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3)
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and a couple of others
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8 )
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Hi Ducklings
Let's see what you think of Sky 22

1)
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8 )
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9)
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10)
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and the BB
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I'm of to KNP on the 21st and will be back around the 8th of April
So if someone else want to take over for a couple of weeks feel free
I'm not sure if I will be able to do this from Satara. So next week will be the last challenge until I get back
I will try and do a Satara sighting TR if at all possible

Enjoy Sky 22 - Happy paging

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Ducklings
Here are the answers to Sky 21

1 ) A small pale duck with a slightly upturned pink bill
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2) Knob billed duck (Comb duck)
Has large laterally compressed knob on forehead
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3) Glossy Ibis
Small slender Ibis. Head , neck and shoulders dark chestnut. Rest of plumage has a metallic purple and green sheen.
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4) Maraboe Stork
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5) Palmnut Vulture
Most likely to be confused with African Fish Eagle but has conspicuous pink or pink-orange facial skin and white wing coverts
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6) Pel's fishing Owl
Rufuos colour , earless head, dark brown eyes
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7) Shaft tailed Whydah
Tawny yellow underparts and long narrow flagtipped tail distinctive
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8 ) Striped Pipit
Heavily streaked breast distinguishes it from other pipits
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9) Juvenile Fish Eagle
Takes 4 to 5 years to reach adult plumage. Each succesive moult leads to a gradual 'neating' of plumage, with white areas becoming cleaner, dark areas more uniform.
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10) Wood Owl - no problems here
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and the BB a Spike heeled Lark
Male heavier than the female with a longer bill. It's upright stance, white tips to short darkish tail and a long slightly curved bill are key features.
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thanks Sky

Have a great trip, chum! :sniper:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Sky wrote:
I'm of to KNP on the 21st and will be back around the 8th of AprilSo if someone else want to take over for a couple of weeks feel freeI'm not sure if I will be able to do this from Satara. So next week will be the last challenge until I get backI will try and do a Satara sighting TR if at all possible


Hi Sky! :hello:

You will put up Sky 23 next week, then you are off to KNP! Enjoy! Have a safe journey and lots of wonderful sightings! :dance: :dance:

You will be able to post from Satara, the connection is not that bad from there! But, as per your PM to barryels a while ago, he will assist you by putting up challenge #24 on 22 March 2013, with the answers on 29 March 2013! Hope this will help? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi and who is back in town :dance: :dance:
Welcome back Hilda

Thanks Barry

I'm really looking forward to the trip

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi everyone... Was a bit MIA
Got for the raptors challenge 9/9
And Sky 22 9/10 and no BB
It was a great challenge Sky! Thanks a lot!!!!! :gflower: Can't wait to see Barry's challenge in a few weeks

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