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 Post subject: Festive Fun Bird ID calendar quiz
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:22 am 
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Now for those pining for something to look up over the holidays .....

Umtali1 and Inyanga 1 will pose some pictures, one per day, in the quizzes forum until Christmas Eve.

Some easy, some harder but meant to be a fun way to keep the grey cells ticking over.

A compendium of all the pictures will be posted on Goodwill Day.
Answers in by New Year's Day only via pm either as you do them or in one chunk..

Here is the picture for December 1st.

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Next picture tomorrow......

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 Post subject: Re: Festive Fun Bird ID calendar quiz
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Great idea, Umtali. :clap: :clap: I'll probably give you the answers in weekly chunks via pm.

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 Post subject: Re: Festive Fun Bird ID calendar quiz
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:clap: :clap: :clap: Umtali1 and Inyanga 1 great initiative, I think the forum members will enjoy this Festive Fun Bird ID calendar quiz :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Festive Fun Bird ID calendar quiz
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This is a lovely idea :D

Will try and do daily, but may change when the family and gradchildren arrive on the 15th December :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Festive Fun Bird ID calendar quiz
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:thumbs_up: Wonderful idea Umtali1 and Inyanga 1 :clap: :clap: Thanks :k
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Great idea, thank's Umtail1 and Inyanga1 :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Festive Fun Bird ID calendar quiz Day 2
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:yaya: Hi,
here is what :present: you see if you open today's door

December 2nd and :wink: obviously two birds :wink:
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PM your answer or build up a list of answers in a draft PM and send later
:sleep: another door will be opened tomorrow...

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 Post subject: Re: Festive Fun Bird ID calendar quiz
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:great: Idea umtali1 & Inyanga 1 :clap: :clap: ....I am going to give it a try, even though I am not very good to ID some of the smaller feathered friends. :redface: ...however the first two I think I know :D :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Festive Fun Bird ID calendar quiz
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This is such a great idea.

I would love to have photos of all these birds printed and made into an advent calendar for next Christmas. With the permission of the photographer of course. :D :D

I am also a beginner Trrrrp. We can both give it a shot. :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Festive Fun Bird ID calendar quiz
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Tessa G wrote:
This is such a great idea.

I would love to have photos of all these birds printed and made into an advent calendar for next Christmas. With the permission of the photographer of course. :D :D
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you MIGHT want to reconsider the calendar idea after later day doors are opened. :tongue:

I could put together the originals/equivalents together for a 2016 Advent Calendar however ....

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 Post subject: Re: Festive Fun Bird ID calendar quiz
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Very nice idea.

Ironically, I will be coming to SA next weekend, and I will have less access to the Forum than I do in the UK! :roll:


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Inyanga1 :lol:

Someone might like to answer this for me....

I have an old Newmans Birds of Kruger National Park and now the Roberts Birds of Kruger National Park and notice how many of the birds names have changed. To this novice, some of the names are so confusing....some Plovers are still Plovers, but others are now Lapwings! Also I saw a photo taken by Johan van Rensburg on his Balule Bash 2014 of a 'Wattled Flycatcher' - in my old book - but notice that it is now called a Black Throated Wattle Eye!!! :wall: Never heard of a Wattle Eye before. Sorry for rambling, but am curious as to why these re-naming, re-classifications have happened.

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 Post subject: Re: Festive Fun Bird ID calendar quiz day 3
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Wonder what's hiding behind this door :hmz:

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Three birds, all the same :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Festive Fun Bird ID calendar quiz
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Umtali1 & Inyanga 1, :whistle: ... what a wonderful idea. :clap: :clap:

Will PM. :gflower:

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