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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:46 pm 
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Thank you Louis.

I gave it a shot but I am expecting 1/11 :redface: Extremely new to this :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



Not so bad after all :naughty: :naughty:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:58 pm 
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The BB

This bird gave everyone problems

It is a Juvenile LesserBlackbacked Gull
The legs are flesh-coloured as well as less robust bill
Johan thought that this bird might just be a feather to far for a duckling challenge.

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Then the rest

1) Dawrf Bittern
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2) A Swift Tern and a Lesser Crested Tern
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3 ) Lesser Moorhen
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4) Squacco Heron
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5) Greater Painted Snipe
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6) Ruddy Turnstone
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7) Bar Tailed Godwit
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8 ) White Backed Night Heron
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9 ) Juvenile African Jacana
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and the promised LBJ

Striped Pipit
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Thanks to everyone that entered

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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The legs are flesh-coloured as well as less robust bill
My legs do not have that colour... :whistle: :tongue: :? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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That BB of # 9 was a nightmare Sky! :lol:

My results for Sky # 10: 9/10 (at least the family of the incorrect one was right) and the BB was also right. :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thanks for the results of Sky 9, Sky :thumbs_up: .

Struck gold again this week for Sky 10 with a 10/10 + BB :whistle: .

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hmmm! I thought the birding school for ducklings was supposed to be the easier challenge! I didn't even get one correct.

I shall have to go to a birding school for pre-ducklings if I'm to improve my birding ID during my next visit!

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi umtali! I have to agree with you, that this one was not quite a "duckling" challenge.

Seeing that there are some newcomers, maybe it would be the case to make it easier, as it used to be and those of us who are a bit ahead can do the "BIRD ID Challenge".

Personally I am a grown duckling, though still a duckling :wink: and I found a few very tough this time, actually I am still battling with one of the darn LBJs (little brown jobs) :doh:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you Micetta.

It is very discouraging to find you can't identify any birds in the 'easier' challenge.

For me it is a chance to have some knowledge before visiting the park. There is such a diversity of birds out there to be identified. They don't hang around for you to find them in the bird books!

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Umtali,

Don't despair! Just keep on trying! Next time you will do much better, and might even score 100%! Also read the descriptions of the birds in your bird guide(s), because sometimes you find something in there that you may have overlooked by just looking at the picture. Some of these birds look so the same, it is not easy to differentiate, unless you have lots and lots of experience. That's the only way to learn anyway! Just keep on trying. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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9/10 + BB and family of the missing one right :dance: :dance: Just like you, Hilda :thumbs_up: (If the missing one was #8 :wink: ) My bird book does not show the "under-tail" :wall:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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umtali1 wrote:
Hmmm! I thought the birding school for ducklings was supposed to be the easier challenge! I didn't even get one correct.

I shall have to go to a birding school for pre-ducklings if I'm to improve my birding ID during my next visit!

U


Hi Umtali1

Welcome to the school for ducklings Just try the last challenge and see what you can enter

Maybe this will be more to your liking

Pre-Ducklings 1

These were all taken at Sunset dam next to Lower Sabie

1) Image

2) Image

3) Image

4) Image

5) Image

6) Image

This should help you prepare for your trip :thumbs_up:

So for all the pre-ducklings or baby ducklings This one is for you
:lol: :lol:

Please just pm me your answers




The rest also Southern KNP

7 ) Image

8 ) Image

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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That's right Micetta! My problem was # 8 too! Although my books show the "under tail", even that didn't help me! But I am very satisfied with my score! :wink:

@ Sky: You are a STAR! Thank you so much for starting a Pre-Ducklings' challenge! You are a real gentleman! I hope Umtali (and maybe many more other "stiffnecks to be" sees that! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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@ Sky: You are a STAR! Thank you so much for starting a Pre-Ducklings' challenge!



That will be school for the new yokes... :lol:

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From a pre-duckling.......

Thanks Sky. Can't wait for the next one when you have time.

hope I got them all right.

Much easier when viewed from 10 metres from screen with binoculars. to ensure to ensure correct stiff-neck pose.

quack quack.

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hilda wrote:
@ Sky: You are a STAR! Thank you so much for starting a Pre-Ducklings' challenge!



That will be school for the new yokes... :lol:


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