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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby umtali1 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:34 am

:hello: Any Ducklings out there??

Only five birds to ID. Answers will be posted on Sunday 15th February
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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby Tessa G » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:06 am

:sori:

Work has been hectic but will get onto it this evening.

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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby umtali1 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:51 am

Tessa G wrote::sori:

Work has been hectic but will get onto it this evening.

:k

No panic! Totally understand :wall: :wall:
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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:07 pm

I am new to the forum, and came accross this thread today - will definately participate, but as a newbie I will need my books for a few :( - back from my work trip soon, and will submit before the cut off!

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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby umtali1 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:32 pm

Welcome to the forum and this topic Karin Mitton :gflower:

No problem. Plenty of time to use those books :thumbs_up: There are very small differences between some birds :wall: I still use my books :wall:

This topic is to give newbies to birding the opportunity to get a handle on ID-ing and gain in confidence to attempt the Bird ID challenge.
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?style=2&f=46&t=35372&start=996

Since taking part in both challenges, I have discovered a whole new world out there. Very exciting :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby umtali1 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:26 pm

:hello: In case there some Ducklings out there still wanting to submit some answers, I shall post the answers and a new challenge tomorrow :think:

4 participants so far.........
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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby umtali1 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:34 pm

Answers to Ducklings #2/2015.

There were only four participants this time :( Thanks to you for participating :gflower:

1)Village weaver - largely yellow crown, heavy bill and red eye. Sorry you couldn't see the mottled black and yellow back
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2)Thick billed weaver - a large weaver with a huge bill and big head. This is a female, heavily streaked below with a paler bill.
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3)Juvenile bateleur - milky green feet and legs and pearl-grey face and brown eye make this a juvenile.
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4)Kalahari scrub robin - this pale brown lacks the white wing bars and mottled breast of the white browed scrub robin.
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5)Yellow throated longclaw - have shown you another picture of the same bird. Black necklace now visible with the yellow throat.
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5a)
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There was only one with all correct :clap: Perhaps I made it tooooo hard :hmz: :oops:

Hopefully the next is a bit easier. :pray: :pray:
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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby umtali1 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:51 pm

Start of a new week, time for a new challenge. #3/2015 :dance: :dance:

Again only five birds to ID.

Apologies to those who know their birds, :gflower: but I have thrown in a few clues to help the beginners :k

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2) :hmz: which one? Taken in Mokala :whistle:
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3)
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4) Look at the wing panel.....should help you decide which one of two :hmz:
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5)
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You have about 10 days to submit your answers.

How many did you get without the books?

Enjoy!
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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby hilda » Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:00 am

Thank you so much for these challenges umtali1! Your pictures are great! :clap: :clap:

Welcome to the Forums Karin Mitton, especially to the Duckling Challenges! :dance: :dance:

We must do something to attract more Ducklings, otherwise the Bird ID Challenges will also fade! I'll put my thinking cap on as soon as I have caught up on the Forums after our Kgalagadi trip! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby Karin Mitton » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:41 am

Thanks for the new challenge umtali1! Will have a look this weekend!

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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby umtali1 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:48 pm

Karin Mitton wrote:Thanks for the new challenge umtali1! Will have a look this weekend!

Not a problem Karin Mitton :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: Look forward to your answers.

Any other ducklings out there :hmz: :hmz: Surely there must be others who are just discovering the world of birds :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:
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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby Tessa G » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:19 am

hilda wrote:
We must do something to attract more Ducklings, otherwise the Bird ID Challenges will also fade! I'll put my thinking cap on as soon as I have caught up on the Forums after our Kgalagadi trip! :thumbs_up:


Please guys, we need to keep this going. I have learned so much from the Ducklings Challenge and would never have found 2 of my Lifers on my last Kruger trip if it was not for the challenges.

I sometimes get :slap: with anything brown :lol: but it is great learning.

A lot of effort goes into this by Umtali1/Hilda/Jaytea or whoever is setting it, so lets also support their efforts too.
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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby umtali1 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:54 am

:gflower: Tessa G.

I never realised there are so many birds until I started doing these challenges . Our visits to any parks have been enriched as a result :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby BrawlerO » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:06 am

I tried these with my Sasol book I got for Xmas and still couldnt get any (possibly one!). :redface:

I shall persevere though!
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Re: Birding school for ducklings.

Unread postby umtali1 » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:58 am

Keep persevering, BrawlerO :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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