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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Well done Soft Top! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings
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Hi Ducklings.
With Sky currently in KNP I was requested to submit Sky 24. Remember to PM your answers to me by Thursday 28 March 2013.
Don't think this one is to difficult. All the birdies was photographed in KTP.

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Barry, thanks for taking on the mantel. Looks like a good one but not sure I can even see the BB!

Hey-ho - off to hit the books.


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Such a pity that I cannot participate! :P

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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hilda wrote:
Such a pity that I cannot participate! :P


Why - just in case you don't get 10/10 and the BB!

That might be embarrassing :redface:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Soft Top wrote:
Why - just in case you don't get 10/10 and the BB!That might be embarrassing


You are right Soft Toppie! It would be embarrassing if I don't get 10/10 and the BB, because these are pictures of the birdies we took in KTP! barryels is my SO in case you didn't know.) :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thanks for the lekker challenge barry and hilda :gflower:
I got 10/10 and the BB :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Congratulations Heksie! Clever girl! :clap: :clap:

8/10 for me for Sky 23 and my BB was also wrong! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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9/10 and the BB for Sky 24. :dance: :dance: :dance: Thanks Barryels for the fantastic photos. :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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hilda wrote:
Soft Top wrote:
Why - just in case you don't get 10/10 and the BB!That might be embarrassing


You are right Soft Toppie! It would be embarrassing if I don't get 10/10 and the BB, because these are pictures of the birdies we took in KTP! barryels is my SO in case you didn't know.) :lol:


That was my meaning.


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That was my meaning.


Soft Top! :thumbs_up:

Well done umtali1! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Well done Heksie and umtali1.

8/10 plus BB for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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[Hi Hatchlings
Here are the answers
The first 2 birds are easily confused
Nr 1 is a Greater Striped Swallow and nr 2 a Lesser Striped Swallow
Robberts and other books all speak of more heavily streaked or less heavily streaked and the comparitive sizes of the birds but if I don't see them both at the same time it actually doesn't help meu much. Johan van Rensburg showed me the feature that helped me most the Greater has pale cheeks and the Lesser rufous cheeks. This takes all the guessing out of it for me
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3) THESE 2 were a Red winged and Pale winged Starling
The Red winged has a dark eye and the Pale winged a orange eye In a sitting position the colour of the wing patches can be confusing
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5) A Three banded Plover

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6) Cape Gannet
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7) Black chested Snake eagle
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8) A White breasted Cormorant
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and a BB an African Scops owl


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Ducklings
The answers to Duck 23
1) A Barn Swallow

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2) Cape Rockjumper
Rich burgundy red underparts and rump very distictive
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3) Collared Pranticole
Upper parts are lighter brown than the black-winged Pranticol. It also has distict white lower eye ring

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4) European Bee-eater
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5) A Marsh Owl
Dark brown above and variable buff, not white facial disc as in tha African Grass-Owl Often seen on fence poles :lol:
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6) Red Chested Cuckoo (juvenile)
Upperparts and throat black, flecked white. Belly barred black and white
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7) Common Redshank - no problems here
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8 ) Southern Banded Snake Eagle - no problems here
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9) White Browed Scrubrobbin - No problems here
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10) White Throated Canary
Diagnistic features are white throat, grey-bown breast, heavy bill and bright yellow rump
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and the BB An Osprey
Long wings and tail, white underparts and brad blackish band through eye
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