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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:58 am 
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10/15 :D getting better. But them LBB are a nightmare.

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Very good Sushin! :clap: :clap: I haven't even started yet! :doh:

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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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KTM KWAGGA wrote:
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Nice Malachite Kingfisher

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Hi all Ducklings and Hatchlings
Here are the answers to Sky28. I think that if you realized that but for the Stork :redface: :redface: all the others were summer visitors , this challenge became much easier.
1 No problems with the Woodland Kingfisher
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2 The European Roller was also easy
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3 As was the European Bee-eaters
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4 The Carmine Bee-eater gave some problems only because it's usually more colourfull
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And the more difficult ones
5 Lesser Grey Shrike A pale , grey-backed Shrike with a bold black face-mask Tail shorter than the Common Fiscal.
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6 Male Redbacked Shrike A compact short-tailed shrike with chestnut back and wings
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7 Diderick Cuckoo - A small glossy green cuckoo with diagnostic white wing spots and broadly barred green flanks
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8 Jacobin Cuckoo - A medium sized black and white crested cuckoo. Smaller than the Levailant's Cuckoo with no stripes on the throat and breast
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9 Black Stork - This bird gave the most problems and the most answers was Abdims' Stork. I should have posted the wholepic that also showed the adult stork with it's red bill. I didn't show it because it was mostly behind reeds. A large , glossy black stork with a white under belly and undertail Juvenile has olive yellow legs and bill (Abdim's grey-green legs with pink ankles and feet and a blue face )
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10 Red Breasted Swallow - no problems with this one
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11 A Wood Sandpiper - Another problem bird. I also had to confirm my ID on this one. A medium sized sandpiper with a broad pale supercilium extending behind the eye (Green Sandpiper doesn't extend beyond the eye) White spotting along margins of tertials, upperwing coverts and back feathers
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12 No problems with this Red backed Shrike The female has a dark grey-brown mask, Brown chevrons along the flanks
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13 Another bird that gave a lot of problems - Lesser Kestrel FemaleSlim long-tailed and short=legged raptor. In flight it has long slim wings and. Female heavy streaking below
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And the nasty one wasn't so nasty after all Most of you had the correct answer :clap: :clap: :clap:
14 A dusky lark A large thrush-like lark with striking facial pattern
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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Thank you Sky! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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11/14 + BB for Sky's Duck 29! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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10/14 plus the BB for Sky's Duck 29 :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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#29 - 11/14 + BB!


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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JenB wrote:
Who can participate?
Only birders with less than 50% average at the ID challenges or anyone not ready to participate there. 8)


:hmz: I'm afraid that a few of us are not even allowed to do the "Birding school for Ducklings" any more :rtm:

What do you say, Hilda :whistle:

We need it to learn the fundamentals though :tongue:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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Micetta, with our (Barry and I) last scores on the Bird ID Challenge, we definitely can still participate on the Ducklings! :lol:

I think that if you keep on getting 100% for the Ducklings' challenges for a period of six months, you need to move on to the Bird ID Challenges! :tongue:

I enjoy doing both, that's why I am doing both! :thumbs_up:

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hilda wrote:
Micetta, with our (Barry and I) last scores on the Bird ID Challenge, we definitely can still participate on the Ducklings! :lol:
So that's the cause of that score :twisted: I knew there was something rotten :hmz: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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:naughty: :naughty: Micetta!

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 Post subject: Re: Birding school for ducklings.
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