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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:06 pm 
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I was way to busy lately and have missed #34 but thank you for more time allowed for #35. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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One should always make time to relax during busy periods at work MarkusF! One way to relax is to ID birds! :lol:

Good luck with #35! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:37 pm 
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10 out 10 and a BB for me. :D :D for duck 35¡


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Morning 'mites :D .

Here is Sky 36 to keep you busy for a while :whistle: .

Thanks again to Lion Queen for the beautiful pic's :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: .

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Enjoy the challenge :dance: :dance: .

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:29 am 
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Here are the results of Sky 35.

We had 12 ‘mites taking part in this challenge. Will be 2 less than normal, because Hilda and I cannot join the party.

The average score was 85.8%.

#1 - Cape Teal [10]. Not really a problem with this ID. Confusing species: Red-billed Teal has black bill saddle and dark cap. . (Roberts’ Multimedia)

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#2 - White-backed Vulture [11] No problem with this ID.

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#3 – Female Golden-tailed Woodpecker [10] Male: Upper tail barred yellowish brown, shafts golden yellow. Forehead and crown grey-black, speckled crimson; nape crimson. Malar stripe dark red, with black showing through. Lores, supercilium and ear coverts creamy white, with fine black streaks on sides of face. Female: As male, but with forehead, crown and malar stripe black, speckled white. (Roberts’ Multimedia)

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#4 – JuvenileSouthern Pale Chanting Goshawk. [5]. This bird gave the most problems. Remember all the birds in this challenge were photographed in KTP. Confusing species: Dark Chanting Goshawk smaller, more compact and darker grey, with shorter legs; upper tail coverts barred grey. Lacks contrast between primaries and secondaries; also lacks pale patch in folded wing. Juv very similar, but darker and less brown, head less streaked, gorget more distinct; upper tail coverts conspicuously barred brown. . (Roberts’ Multimedia)

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#5 – Spotted Eagle Owl [11] Not too many problems with this bird. Our bird has yellow eyes. Confusing species: Larger, heavy-footed Cape Eagle-Owl more heavily marked, notably on breast, and with orange, not yellow eyes. . (Roberts’ Multimedia)

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#6 – Crimson-breasted Shrike [12] No problems here.

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#7 – Barn Owl/Western Barn Owl [12]. No problems with this bird.

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#8 – White Stork [12] No problems with this bird.

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#9 – Abdims Stork [11] No problems with this bird.

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#10 – Juvenile Crowned Lapwing [9]. Forehead heavily marked buffish brown; crown band buffy, most conspicuous at rear. Brown feathers of upper parts. . (Roberts’ Multimedia)

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BB – Juvenile Black-chested Snake Eagle [10]. Resembles drab, ragged adult, with extensive brown spotting on belly and some white remaining on breast. Upper parts warm brown, with pale-edged back feathers and wing coverts giving scaled appearance. Large yellow eyes. (Roberts’ Multimedia)

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Thanks to everyone that entered :clap: :clap: .

It makes it worthwhile to do the challenges :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Groentjie! Congratulations!! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you Hilda and :hands: Thank you Barryels for the challenge :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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:dance: :dance: :dance: 7/10 plus BB so very happy. But made a school girl error on # 7 numpty :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Still a great score Shushin, never mind the "school girl error"! :clap: :clap:

Note to all Ducklings:

Sky 37 will be posted by Micetta on Monday, 24 June 2013! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Say what!? :shock: Let's hope that she knows :whistle: :tongue:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Goodday,

I do not know whether I am on the correct subject but I have 2 questions, with which I hope someone can help me.

1. from whom can I get more info on the cost etc for the birding school 2014; and
2. I read an article a while back (which I cannot find) on a ranger at Punda Maria that is an exceptional bird guide. Do you maybe know anything about this? We are visiting Punda Maria during September.

Have a nice day!

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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I'll try and find out for you rarheeder. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you Hilda, much appreciated. :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Birding school???!

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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2014 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK BIRDING WEEKEND
(IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA AND SASOL)
“EARLY BIRD” CALL

1st Weekend : 23 to 26 January 2014
Berg en Dal, Crocodile Bridge, Lower Sabie, Mopani, Olifants, Punda Maria (extreme birding, long hours), Talamati Bush Camp*
2nd Weekend : 30 January to 2 February 2014
Berg en Dal, Orpen, Punda Maria (extreme birding, long hours), Satara, Shimuwini Bush Camp*, Skukuza
3rd Weekend : 6 to 9 February 2014
Biyamiti Bush Camp*, Pretoriuskop, Punda Maria (normal birding)
4th Weekend : 21 to 23 February 2014
Punda Maria (hard core birding, long hours)
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Anyone interested in going ?

I am sorry, I must have misread the heading - maybe not birding school but rather birding weekend.

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