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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:59 pm 
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First time ever I got 10/10 plus the BB!

:dance: :dance: :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance:

It helps a lot when you know what area the pics was taken in!

Well done Hilda! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Well done to you too Super Mongoose! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Well done SM and Hilda :clap: :clap: .

I was also lucky with Sky 26, getting 10/10 plus the BB :thumbs_up: .

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

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Great stuff Barry!

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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9/10 + BB for Sky 26. :dance: :dance: :dance:
Well done to all who got 100% :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Ducklings. Here are the answers to Sky/Duck 25. Thanks to all of you that participated, it is appreciated :thumbs_up: .

#1 Pale Chanting Goshawk: Upper breast grey, lower breast and belly barred grey on white. Bill basally red, distally dark grey; cere and adjacent bare facial skin red. Eyes dark brown. Legs and feet red. None of the ‘mites struggled with this one.
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#2 Spotted Thick-knee: Nobody got this one wrong.
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#3 Yellow Canary. No problem with this canary.
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#4 Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters. Everybody had this one correct.
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#5 Cape Crows. No problem here.
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#6 Montagu’s Harrier: The important facts on this bird is the yellow eyes and legs with a black band on the folded wing.
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#7 Black Headed Heron: The confusing species here is the Grey Heron. Our bird has a black crown and hind neck and the Grey Heron only has a black crown.
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#8 Red-headed Finch: Head bright red, fading to orange when worn. Breast and flanks fawn, spotted with white, each spot outlined with black, giving scalloped appearance. Bill whitish horn. Eyes brown. Legs and feet pinkish brown.
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#9 Orange River White-Eyes: Sides of breast and flanks tawny buff to peach. Undertail coverts pale yellow. Bill black; eye ring white, narrow (ca 1-2 mm wide). Eyes brown. Legs and feet black.
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#10 Martial Eagle (Juvenile): Crown and nape whitish, streaked dark grey; crest shorter than ad. Underparts whitish, with grey-brown mottling on sides of breast. Cere greenish grey. Eyes dark brown. Feet greenish grey.
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BB Pale-winged Starling: Plumage mostly glossy black, but primaries with outer webs rufous-brown (appearing as rufous edge on folded wing). Eyes bright orange. Legs and feet black. Confusing species: Red-winged Starling has dark red (not bright orange) eyes, reddish (not creamy white) wing patch, and longer tail.
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thanks BarryEls :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Well done Hilda, Barry, SM, umtali1 and anyone else I missed.

10/10 and the BB for me on Sky 26.


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi Ducklings
What would you prefer Raptors or something else for the next challenge ?

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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So long as there are no cisticolas or larks......anything else would be good :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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umtali1 wrote:
So long as there are no cisticolas or larks......anything else would be good :lol:

and pipits and waders :twisted: :twisted: No not to many the odd one though :lol: :lol: :rtm:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Sky wrote:
Hi Ducklings
What would you prefer Raptors or something else for the next challenge ?


Hey Sky, I think Raptors will be a good lesson, but you must mention where the picture was taken. When we are out birding, we "hopefully" will know were we are that makes the ID easier.

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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I'd go for raptors as I failed miserably at the last one!


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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9/10 as well as the BB.

Take that sagecko! :mrgreen:

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